The spring Flamboyan are now in bloom and what a lovely back drop it gives when the sun begins to set here at the Pickled Onion. I am so excited to see so many blooms this year on the young tree. Last year I think it managed only about 4 blooms in total. I have a much larger one which gives off yellow flowers but I have yet to see any signs of flowers……….. Ill just keep watching and waiting.
The drive into Merida, which I have to do from time to time ,is much more pleasant ,when you travel down Ave Itzas and the central boulavard is alive with vibrant flowering flamboyan trees……… a beautiful sight
The flor de mayo ,with its fragrant blooms are breathtaking. I was given two plants when I first opened as a gift but have recently found out that one can easily transplant them.Zacaria my gardener/handy man broke off two pieces and planted them at the entrance way and within two weeks they were thriving.
My spring visitor this year was a squirrel cuckoo (Kip Cho) He’s a big bird measuring 18 inches in length with reddish plumage on the upperparts and grey on the lower. It has a long tail with white markings at the end. I was surprised to see him as he usually frequents low thorn scrub, mangrove swamps, and inundated medium forests. He didn’t seem to bother too much as I started shooting away with my camera but as I only have a dinky camera (but works O K for me )it was hard to get really good clear close-up shots of him .
I wonder what the next day will bring me here in Magical Yucatan I’m sure it will be another surprise!