Flame Trees

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In front of our house are several flame trees planted by our neighbor a few years ago.  They are now in bloom and I can’t resist taking a few shots of the bright orange flowers.  Seen from afar, they are really eye-catching.

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Flame trees are also known as Delonix Regia. They have fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers.  They are used as ornamentals  and in some areas, they call them Royal Poinciana or simply Flamboyant.  Exceptionally striking are the trees’ vivid red/orange and yellow blooms.   A study on the plant says that it is invasive because its dense shade and root system prevent the growth of other plants beneath it.

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About arlene

Life starts with a beautiful dream. Life starts in somehow believing that one day you’ll get what you wished and prayed for. Life starts with something you believe you can do and dream about. My entries here are mostly about my journey as a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, a mother, a friend, and about the books I read, places I want to visit and have visited, people I want to meet someday and mostly about the daily grind of simple living. Dreams and Escapes is about having enough faith to go on, the will to live no matter how difficult life may seem sometimes and grateful appreciations of all the things one holds dear. It is about the belief that I could share a little of my journey through writing and writing is an escape for me. When things get a little too hard to bear, I put them into perspective by sharing them here. Dreams and Escapes, why not?

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