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Week 18: Spring!

The challenge for Week #18 of the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is “Spring!” and what it means to me.

In Trinidad and Tobago, and throughout other tropical regions in the World, we don’t have the climate of the four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter). Instead, we have a Dry Season (approximately from Jan – April) and a Wet or Rainy Season (approximately from May – Dec) which, as the names imply, identifies which part of the year tends to have more rainfall.

However, there is an event that I look forward to each year, during the Dry Season, which happens to coincide with the “Spring time”. This is the Poui Season, where the Poui tree flowers in all its glory, with either white, pink or bright yellow flowers, showing it colours for all around to see.

These flowering trees can be seen from miles away, and although we as students grew up knowing that “if the Poui Tree is in bloom, exams are drawing near“, seeing the has always brought a smile to my face, as well as happy thoughts…

I captured this blooming Poui tree the other day, with its carpet of fallen flowers..

Poui Tree

Poui Tree

This is my “Spring!” 🙂