But does the start of the summer wet season have a similar botanical clue?
|A row of Royal Poinciana|
trees in May
The Royal Poinciana tree unleashes a fiery display of flowers each year about mid May.
Streets literally light up in their presence.
But it’s a strange red luminescence in that it does not bring warmth, rather shade … a very deep and luxurious shade. All thanks to its copious canopy of outstretching branches and fern-like leaves.
|Summer are a welcome relieve|
June rains reliably drop the flame-like flowers to the ground.
You'd almost expect them to sizzle (given their color).
The truth is those June showers cool everything off.