Thursday, June 17, 2010

showing off

Jamaican rain tree

For the past few days, I have been putting off cutting the grass because of the frequent rain showers and the hot sun (any excuse not to sweat and get wet). So this morning I decided to bite the bullet and get on with it. It was quite enjoyable zipping around on my mower. I happened to glance over towards the island beds and suddenly this bolt of yellow struck me. I exclaimed with a loud "WHOA" "OH MY GOD"! I had to go get my camera! My Jamaican rain tree was in her glory and so was my flamboyant . Anything for a break and a kodak moment. Well sadly the break is now over and I have to get back to work......... Tah dah until we meet again.


  1. Show-stoppers both! Amazing photos! And I love the new look of your blog.

    Thank you for all the details you mention when you leave a comment on my blog:)

    Happy mowing! And that's considering the beauty of your surroundings.

  2. Whoa is right! Both of them are spectacular. I would probably be outside taking pictures every day - lol.

  3. Wow, Helen... definitely a show-off bloomer. It must be even more stiking in person. And those rain lilies in the previous post... amazing! I love the dark color. I have the light pink ones. You have really made the most of them in that border.

    Love it that you're getting rain again. It is remarkable what bit of rain will do for the garden.
    Hugs to you, my friend.

  4. Nice Jamaican tree! The yellow is really striking.

    Oh, I have been delaying on my gardening chores as well. The weather here is the same. It rains even during sunny days! I really hope for more moderate weather. Nonetheless, happy gardening!

  5. I love seeing all your new-to-me plants. Those are just gorgeous! Glad to hear you got a break, short as it might be. But those are the best kind of breaks.

  6. I have not seen this beautiful tree here. The flamboyant is showing its glory here too. I too prefer a cloudy day for working in the garden:)Have a nice weekend!

  7. They are both stunning - such pure colors!

  8. Oooh! Lovely, lovely pics! I would've stopped in my tracks too and maybe never gone back to work. Such a tough thing to do in the midst of so much beauty! Your gulmohur looks gorgeous! I love the way it blazes up the sky : )

  9. Your yellow Jamaican rain tree looks like it is raining pop corns! Wow, wee. I just can't stop admiring the stunning red blooms of the Flame of the Forest tree.

  10. What an amazing vibrant yellow colour. Spectacular!

  11. Kanak.......thank you every now and then change is good. I will soon have to get back on the mower. The grass is growing like a wildfire.

    Melody.....welcome to my blog! I still cannot get used to these trees they give me such a lift.

    Meems......I am on the lookout for more of the rain trees, it is s neat tree to have around the garden. Yes the rains have started and the garden is just drinking it up. Hugs to you too.

    Stephanie.....the weeds are everywhere since the rains have started. I have started weeding but.......

    Jean......nice to see you here again, I have been lurking over your side and I just love your day lilies.

    Lotusleaf.....this tree should thrive in your area. It is a bit thorny though.

    College Gardener.....Welcome to my blog and am happy that you dropped by.

    Raji.....thank you. The colours are unforgettable.

    Sunita.......I nearly did stop working, but the garden was having a bad hair day and looked sooo untidy that I had to finish mowing the grass.

    Autumn is raining cats and dogs here :-)

    Hey Matron....nice to see you and I am waiting to hear when you will be visiting Bim.


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