This year our lovely tree has produced the best show to date. I particularly like this first shot taken at night.
Beautiful colour and plentiful flowers. It is right at the front of the house and the idea when we planted it there, some years ago, was to provide shade for any visitors cars.
This doesn't always work so well - cars parked underneath are often covered in either leaves or flowers. Most of our friends don't seem to mind though - it does provide beautiful shade in summer.
It is indeed a beautiful tree althought not a particularly uniform shape as it has been trimmed quite a lot. Poinciana’s all seem to be doing exceptionally well this year. I’ve seen many gorgeous displays of them around our neighbourhood. It is not a native tree to our area, but it is still appreciated.
I am at home enjoying a lovely rainy day today. The rain was badly needed, and we have certainly had a good soaking today.
However, the reason I'm home is not so good. I had a little accident with my foot last week and I haven’t been back to work since. It happened at home, and it was totally my own fault, so I can't blame anyone, not even the dog! Not wanting to go into any gory details (or show a photo ... yuk) but suffice to say that it involved the following – one large opened can of tuna, two toes, and 10 stitches. I cannot believe that I was so stupid, but sadly, I was!
The next time I post, I am planning going to do a little giveaway. I just wanted to acknowledge those who read my little blog, and who have maybe perservered when I haven’t been blogging very much at all lately.
My thoughts are of taking a photo of where I sit when I blog - looking out the window. Maybe others would like to join in. The giveaway will be linked to this future post.
Uploading photos is still an issue until we get the new computer, but I have rigged up a way to get photos loaded using hubbys’ (work) camera. I think that has made me a little reluctant to post, as previously I have enjoyed being able to share photos. However, this is an improvement of sorts. However, we'll see how it goes. Baby steps in this non-technological household it seems. Baby steps with me too ... ouch!
Are you familiar with the Poinciana tree? Do you have any near you?