|Farm in the middle of rice fields|
I was always fascinated by this Flame Tree in bloom planted along the sides of the streets on the way to the farm. Thanks to my husband who was kind enough to pull over the vehicle so I could take a shot of my favorite tree as the flowering season of this Delonix Regia is only during summer, that is April to June in the Philippines. For me, the dense orange flowers make the tree virtually attractive.The flowers were so striking that when it started to lose its blooms, the streets were carpeted with deep orange to apricot colored petals. I was so tempted to gather the petals and strew them back home in my garden.
As soon as we arrived, kids excitedly went fishing in the pond as they always looked forward into this activity. As promised by their grandfather, all the fishes caught by them were grilled and served for lunch in addition to the menu. At the end of the meal, freshly picked ripe mangoes were always best for dessert.
|the fish pond surrounded by mango trees|
|kids love to go fishing in the pond|