Photo Blog: Summertime inferno

Flamboyant trees blossom in late June/early July on St. Maarten. Their signature crimson flowers spring from the scrawny branches like embers, hopping from one ancient trunk to the next and setting the skyline ablaze. Here are a few photos of a recent visit to Emilio Wilson Park on St. Maarten, featuring flamboyants.

I’m curious as to what type of tree this is. I’ve seen them go from orange to red, but never yellow to red. It’s possible I hadn’t noticed that. Can someone help?

Also, I’ve decided to shoot some more flamboyants this season — for the fun of it. I’ll update this post and others as needed, maybe make a gallery out of it.

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