Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bottle Brush Tree: Sundays In My City

Sundays in My City are hosted by Unknown Mami.

Unknown Mami

In Tegucigalpa, March is dry, dusty, and hot. Rains are rare. The sky is clear, day in and out, unless it is punctuated by plumes of smoke and ash as the hills surrounding the city smolder and burn in the relentless heat.

In the midst of the barrenness of the dry season, trees bloom. This bottle brush tree is blooming now just a few blocks from my house. For me, these blooming trees are a reminder that God has respite in the desert. He has treasures for us even in the driest seasons of our lives.










11 comments:

Tara R. said...

Those blooms are beautiful!

lisleman said...

Blooming trees can be better than flowers since the scent often is greater. Do these trees only bloom once a season?

Laurie Matherne said...

The Lenten season coincides with the dry season here. I see the parallels.

Laurie Matherne said...

The pictures do not render justice to the beauty of color in the midst of the otherwise desert-like conditions.

Laurie Matherne said...

They bloom in the dry season, or about 1/2 of the year.

Andean said...

The reds amongst green – picturesque. And a great name for that tree.

Laurie Matherne said...

Bottle Brush Tree is the English common name. I have no idea what the locals call it in Honduras. I suppose I could ask someone.

Kim G said...

Those trees are quite common in California, and seem to be almost always in bloom. Of course California is near-desert too, so it makes sense.



Saludos,


Kim G
Boston, MA
Where even the crocuses are unable to yet pierce the thick layer of snow on the ground. So no blooms.

Laurie Matherne said...

I suppose these trees bloom until the height of the rainy season in September and October, when the moonsoon rains cause everything to lose its bloom. I wonder what happens when all that snow melts. I suppose rivers and homes will flood this spring in the US.

unknownmami said...

I never knew that was the common name for that tree, it is so appropriate.

Mrs4444 said...

I love it! Very cool.