Monday, June 6, 2011

Fire Season


The flame trees (poinciana) are in bloom now and they light up the roads, countrysides and gardens. They provide beautiful shade all summer and then the leaves fall in the winter. A perfect Egyptian shade tree.

5 comments:

Jack said...

They are lovely trees, with their bright red colors and all the shade they provide.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are beautiful Maryanne, I remember them from when I lived in Africa.

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trees always lovely ,with the shade they provide which added more beauty all the time especially in spring.
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Lynette Killam said...

Hello, Maryanne:

I came across your site while visiting Rapunzel, and just had to stop by and check out your pictures. I was lucky enough to spend a week in Egypt after an East African safari a few years ago.

I remember these trees well, though we didn't see them in such bloom. Egypt had been on my wish list for a lifetime, and its beauty did not let me down once there.

If you don't mind, I'll pop over and visit again. I have only done a few posts on Egypt so far...it's clearly time I did more...:)

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Gabriella said...

I love this side of Egypt. These trees are fantastic. Especially in May when we can see everywhere.
I like your blog so much :-)The mirror of a real nice Egypt...:-)