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Week 13 of the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is to share our interpretation of Ephemeral.

According to the Dictionary, the meaning of Ephemeral is “lasting a very short time; short-lived; [or] transitory“, and the first thing that comes to mind is our beautiful Poui Trees, here in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Poui Tree, in full bloom

The Poui Tree, in full bloom

We look forward to them every year and every year, they bloom in their full glory… Then, with what seems like the blink of an eye, the flowers have fallen, and then dry up, so are cleared away… the trees seem bare, and then starts the grow-back-of-leaves process; and then the cycle starts again… until next year… when the flowers will bloom again…


Fallen Poui Flowers

Fallen carpet of Poui Flowers

Fallen dried flowers collected at the base...

Fallen dried flowers collected at the base…

Regrowth process begins again

Regrowth process begins again

Such a beautiful site.. all over the country, at this time of year…

And every year I am determined to document the progress of this one specific Poui Tree along the highway, that catches my eye each time I pass… and every year, for one reason or another, I seem to just miss it… this year included! Sigh…

So! We’re going put it on our “must-do” list for next year, for sure! lol


Last year, the Poui trees made their appearance as my subject matter for the theme “Spring” and this year is no different.

What’s Ephemeral to you?