Friday, 11 December 2015

Pops of Red

Cairns, my town, is turning red at the moment. 
It is just in time for Christmas with the perfect colours for this time of year.


Around this time last year the poincianas were putting on a real show. 
This year the show is a little half hearted. 
My guess is the weather hasn't quite been right.


These are exactly the same trees I recall taking photos of last year, in fact my post was only a day later than this one. Funny that, and it wasn't even planned.


Today I tried doing some photos for a Christmas card, using a decoration in the tree. 
I needed a shorter tree or one with flowers down low.
Ah well, another day.


These trees remind me of The Station where there was a large, old poinciana beside the house.
The house is gone now, with a new one being planned to be built. One day the poinciana will shade it too.
There was also one at the horse yards, picture perfect and shady.
 




These trees and their bright pops of colour are so cheerful.


Do you have anything red and green around your place?
How is your festive season looking?


20 comments:

  1. We holidayed in Cairns this August and I was competing in Masters games for Dragon Boating. I loved Cairns.

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    1. Really, that is interesting. I recall the Masters Games being on. I'm glad you enjoyed Cairns. I hope you got to relax a little as well as competing.

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  2. these are gorgeous, ours are not blooming right now. and they are perfect for a Christmas card. I am Florida and I think you are in Austraila maybe?

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    1. They are pretty and as you said, perfect for a Christmas card. Yes, I am in Australia, in North Queensland.

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  3. That's a very pretty tree and wonderful it blooms in red - just in time for Christmas!

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    1. I know, perfect for this time of year.

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  4. Great flowers, very vibrant. Thanks for visiting @outandabout! It is a unique thing to see camels roaming freely--a fun surprise.

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    1. They are very bright and colourful. I am one of the lucky few who've seen camels in the wild here in Australia. A lovely surprise for you.

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  5. Nature is just amazing isn't it!

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    1. It is, it seems to have perfect timing.

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  6. Oh, I love your national 'Christmas tree'! Our pohutukawas are just starting to bloom around the coast.

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    1. Believe it or not the Christmas Tree in Australia is actually orange and possible only found in Western Australia. This poinciana is introduced I think. I love when trees bloom on mass.

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  7. I have never seen those flowers before but they are stunning. So happy you introduced me to them.

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    1. They are pretty and I'm glad you enjoyed looking at them.

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  8. Gorgeous blooms! Everything here is wet and grey. I'm still hoping for a White Christmas, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen at the moment.

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    1. They are beautiful. I hope you get your white Christmas. It actually snowed down south in Tasmania at the end of last week. Crazy.

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