May 29, 2019

May flowers bring June showers

Just like the graying of the cypress signal fall,

Does the start of the wet season have a similar botanical clue?

May flowers
(of the Royal Poinciana)

Answer: Yes, it's the Royal Poinciana tree.

It reliably lights up with a copious canopy of orange flowers every May.

They may look fiery warm, but the shade below is, if not cool:

At least a bit of a temporary respite from the sweltering heat ...

Brings June showers

Until the June rains fall ...

And wash the flowers away.

And by the way: If you've every been caught in one you know:

Those afternoon June showers are quite cold!

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