https://flic.kr/p/fx6UNK | ♣ The Ipê-Roxo Tree Flowering ♣ August 19, World Photography Day. | August 19, World Photography Day ♣ Ipê-roxo tree gives brightness and even more life to my hometown: the abundant flowering announces the approach of Spring. This time of year (Winter) the fall of leaves coincides with the beginning of flowering: more cold and dry is the winter, more favors the intensity of flowering. Campinas - Brazil - 2013 ♣ View Awards Count
The original species Duranta erecta, often called Pigeon Berry or Sky Flower, bears panicles of sky blue flowers followed by bright yellow fruits. It is used widely as a street tree throughout the Caribbean Islands, where it is common to see the flowers and fruit together. Its natural distribution occurs from Florida to Brazil.
https://flic.kr/p/ncnzN5 | 2008-04-06 Heather in the snow | Unseasonal April snow settles around the heather, near Epsom Downs. Taken with a Pentax Optio S and processed in GIMP and Photoscape. More of my photos can be found here.