27 October 2012

My Flame Tree is a Poinciana!

If you wonder down my street you will find a little playground.
Where children play and dogs run.

Where this time of the year with the lead up to Christmas you are treated with
a beautiful sight. These amazing flowers on the Poinciana Tree!

This is the first time I have noticed the white bits in the bright orange
flowers! Maybe it is time that I slowed down a little and enjoy
the sights more often!

This is another photo taken on holidays in Brisbane, Australia.
It was taken before I got my first Digital Camera so I have
scanned it to bring all the beauty out.
We had a great time that day wondering around the parks
and enjoying all the Spring flowering plants.
So much different from Darwin and our Tropical plants.

Also I am playing with photo editing on PicMonkey.
See at the top of the blog, my newly edited glam pic of myself!
I had a bit of a play with a family photo and cropped myself out.
Then did some editing magic and WOW I look pretty special if
I do say so myself!
The programme is FREE which is great!
You can make and create to your hearts content.
With lots of special effects and collages to keep
everyone busy and happy.
Why not dig out some of your old pics and give it a try too?
So what have I learned this week?
That my dearly loved Flame Tree is actually called a Poinciana Tree!
If you get up closely and check out the flowers they look pretty special.
They are nice, green and shady all the rest of the year but with
Christmas around the corner they flower in bright bursts of orange.
Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Fleur-de-paradis,
Gul Mohr, Flame of the Forest.
As we head to work I keep an eye out for them lining the path to the
Darwin City. Whoever planted them years ago I give a big
Thank you ! 
Hope you all take the time to get out in the fresh air and enjoy whatever
beautiful Season you are lucky enough to be having in late October!
Love to hear what you are looking forward to at your country.
This week I have had some health problems that made me slow down
and have that Doctors visit I often put off. Luckily it is all sorting
itself out and I am allowing myself the TLC that I need to be
a Healthy Happy Me again.
I hope you my Blog friends are keeping well.
Lots of Love, Bye for Now.


  1. Thanks for all these beautiful photos and interesting information about this beautiful tree. (Looks like you're putting your new camera to good use.)
    Also, hope you are feeling well really soon.

  2. I'm so pleased to hear you're healthy and happy again. Those poinciana's are real stunners..I haven't seen any looking so vibrant and gorgeous. They're not quite in flower down here yet, we may be a bit behind these as our temps are slightly cooler in winter. I hope your week is wonderful!