The Flamboyant trees are in bloom right now on Anguilla – a shame that they don’t flower when the Island is hopping, but those of us here through the summer are always dazzled by their display of flowers. These great trees (Delonix Regia) grow throughout the tropical world, and are known by a variety of names throughout Asia, Australia, South American and the Caribbean.
Iris Lewis brought in a vintage work of hers, about 15 years old, done of a Flamboyant. While I was driving up from her home today I encountered a tree in full flower. Both the real tree and the work of art are superb!