Monday, May 31, 2010

Around my neighborhood



The Royal Poinciana trees are in full bloom. This year the trees are putting on a show like never before, I’m told the colder winter has something to do with it.

This park is near my home and is where I bike after work everyday.

The man made lake has a seven mile running and bike trail, and there is a large collection of Royal Poinciana trees all around the lake. Biking this week has been pleasant to the eyes.


Today was a cloudy day, great for biking not so good for photo taking

8 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Gorgeous photo of a gorgeous tree! What a wonderful park that is! The Royal Poinciana is a fave of mine, though they are few and far between in my neck of the woods. I once had one in the middle of my tiny front yard. One day, my husband hung from a low branch, and it just broke right off. Freaked me out, and I decided to remove it due to wind and hurricane risk, as well as fear of kids climbing it. Very sad day. It is a beautiful tree even when not in bloom.

sjp8987 said...

What zone do you live in? I have a Poinciana tree growing in a pot here in zone 8b.... keep hoping it might bloom.....haha

Bernie said...

Fantastic photos ... what a lovely park. You've shown off one of my favourite trees ... I have 3 of these growing on my property, but of course, they're not flowering right now as it's our first day of winter.
They always put on such a fabulous show!

Darla said...

I am not familiar with this tree, so, so nice! What great scenery you have for your bike rides.

Antique ART Garden said...

An awesome place to bike everyday , beautiful trees and hopefully a breeze off the water, thanks for the post, Gina

Nicole said...

Lovely photos of one of my favourite trees!

Ami said...

Beautiful pictures regardless of the weather! You have such a nice place to bike everyday. We also have so many Royal Poinciana in our neighbourhood, and I can not help saying "Those trees are so beautiful" everytime we drove in the neighbourhood. My boys probabally think this Mom is too obsessed. LOL

Victoria said...

we live near!!!
big fan of your blog. I have started doing little gardening..not as fancy as yours lol..but its a start. Homedepot had mexican heather plants for 99 cents on sale.