Haiku ~ 6/11/15 lorriebowdenHaiku, My Art and Poetrybeauty, Flame Tree, Flowering Tree, orange, Royal Poinciana Tree23 Comments Standing picturesque Umbrella made of orange Beauty for my eyes Blessitude Lorrie <3 6/11/15 Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestLinkedInEmailPrintRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
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That is a magnificent tree Lorrie; are the leaves really orange in colour? H <3
Yes!! Hariod, it is one of the most strikingly beautiful trees! I can be driving down the road and suddenly one appears and I can’t take my eyes off it (not good if I am the driver 😉 ) The color is so vibrant! Have a beautiful day ♡
What on earth is it called Lorrie; do you know?
I’m fairly certain it is a ‘Royal Poinciana’ tree. It also goes by ‘flame’ or ‘flamboyant.’ I particularly like ‘flame tree’ as it so aptly describes the appearance. ..and attitude!! 🙂 I am not usually in Florida this time of year so this was a real treat to meet her 😉
Thank you Lorrie; I looked it up on Wikipedia and found this snippet:
“In the Indian state of Kerala, Royal Poinciana is called Kaalvarippoo which means the flower of Calvary. There is a popular belief among Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala that when Jesus was crucified, there was a small Royal Poinciana tree nearby his Cross. It is believed that the blood of Jesus Christ was shed over the flowers of the tree and this is how the flowers of Royal Poinciana got a sharp red color.”
Wow! Hariod, I did not know that and it is an amazing bit of information that certainly would explain the magnificence of this tree! I had heard that Jesus’ cross was made from a dogwood tree and the significance of the four petal flower being the cross…the little red center representing blood…and that the tree would never grow large enough to ever make a cross again.
Thank you so much for adding here, Hariod! ♡♡
Wowza! That is certainly one of the most vivid and striking trees I’ve even seen! Thanks for brightening my day! 🙂
Haha! Love it, Brad…I think we were both responding to each other at the same time…and posting about beautiful flowering trees and herbs!! Vibrating together 🙂 Thanks, Brad!!
Exactly! Have a beautiful sweet lacey day! 🙂
Yes, a beautiful poem with a Poinciana tree!
Hi Maria! Thank you 🙂 Your confirmation that it is indeed a Poinciana tree let’s me breath a sigh of relief!! It quite possibly could be one of my favorites now that I have seen them in full glory! They are starting to lose their vibrancy just now 🙁 but they make you stand up and take notice! Thanks for stopping by ♡
You’re welcome, and Miami sure has some nice ones.
Are you in Miami? I’m a little further north and leaving soon for even further north!
Not now, but have been there many times, and I really like the Fairchild Botanical Gardens.
🙂 I have never been but sounds like I should add it to my list for next winter! Have a super weekend coming up!
Thank you…I’m so happy you got to see it 🙂 Have a great day! ♡
I have never seen such a tree with flowers of that colour. Just stunning and evocative Lorrie. What a beautiful sight to light up your day as you drive along. Poinciana tree…I will have to remember that.
Hi Lisa! It is amazing how many there are down here. I am in a car and just passed 4 since I started writing this to you 🙂 I hope people who live here take notice of them…it is hard to imagine that they would miss it. Hope all is super in your world! ♡
this tree looks great 😀
Thanks 🙂 They are quite astounding in their beauty!
yes they are 🙂