The spring rains have arrived: The Flamboyant, Bequia

03rd May 2013
The spring rains have arrived
The Flamboyant, Bequia

The Flamboyant Tree looks out across Admiralty Bay, Bequia, out towards West Cay

After a long dry spell, lasting the last 6 months or more, the rains have slowly started, signalling a change in the seasons and a return from the grey hillsides, dried out, to a more Spring-like time, with shoots and flowers suddenly popping up across the island.

One of the most colourful changes is the Flamboyant Tree, which stands in the dry season with its seed pods hanging don from bare branches, looking not very interesting at all. With the start of the rains, green fern-like leaves start to cover the branches and the quite suddenly, the flame red flowers start to appear, changing the whole look and feel of the tree, and its surroundings. Simply stunning.

Many are still waiting for the rains, but a couple have come out early and this one is in a friends garden overlooking Admiralty Bay, with one of the best views on the island, out across the harbour towards West Cay.

The Flamboyant Tree brightens any surroundings, with its flame red leaves, red/white flowers and bright green foilage


Photo comment By Milton Whitmer: Picturesque and lovely!

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