Monday, April 06, 2009

The season of blossoms

The 'dry' season in Nicaragua (otherwise known as summer by Nicaraguans) runs between January and May and gets increasingly hot and dry as the weeks go on. The winds of January and February have more than one practical purpose. They serve to contribute a somewhat cooling influence, but they also assist in the distribution of seedlings.

We have many trees that flower brilliantly in this otherwise grey time. While most of the trees are leafless, a startling number bloom beautiful colours of pink, orange, red, and yellow. For a few weeks, my small back patio was carpeted in these lovely pink blossoms. Last week our parking lot was covered in bright yellow flowers. Unfortunately that only lasted for 1 day, so I missed taking a photo of it.

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