Wednesday, January 23, 2008

RAIN OF GOLD - CHUVA DE OURO

This beautiful tree in my garden is a native tree from Brazil, named Canafístula or Chuva-de-Ouro (mean in English "Rain of Gold"). The Cassia ferruginea, from the family Leguminosae-Caesalpinoideae, bears the most flagrant flowers, which are arranged in hanging racemes. The flowers appear in October, November and December. Beside the Chuva-de-Ouro stands the exuberant Mango Tree.














Photo by Sonia A. Mascaro



17 comments:

Gina said...

It's so fresh and alluring, must be a beautiful place to breathe in.

evlahos said...

very beautiful captures and colors

Daniel J Santos said...

Belas fotografias e um belo jardim, também quero um assim.

quintarantino said...

Impressionante. Um festival de cor.

Dave said...

Such beautiful greens and yellows! Lovely photos!

isabella said...

It's such an apt name - rain of gold! Stunning!

alice said...

Beautiful! Like a Brasilian cousin of our French mimosa...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is SUCH a BEAUTIFUL Tree, Sonia....I remember seeing it on your other blog before...But it is quite something to see it once again.....Rain Of Gold, Indeed! I love how these flowers cascade in a clump like that....And the color....MOST Extrordinary.....!

And I hope you have a GREAT Weekend, too.....They said we are going to get heavier Rains today...but right now the sun is out full force and not a whole lot of clouds are visable...Of course, that could ALL Change in very short order....lol!

LAWSTUDE said...

Very beautiful tree. My country is famous for mangoes, in fact, it is our national fruit.

I have not seen a rain og gold tree here. Does it smell good?

roentarre said...

Very nice set of images

Daniel J Santos said...

Disses-tes lá no meu With Images , que a vista lá de cima do castelo de via ser magnifica, procura lá no meu blogue um post que diz "Um olhar sobre Lisboa", essa foto foi tirada do alto do castelo.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Gorgeous and beautifully fragrant, oh what a delight.

Kerri said...

Wow!! That is a BEAUTIFUL TRee!!!

K M F said...

beautifull shots

Rambling Round said...

What a wonderful tree! No wonder you like it.

Lara said...

the nature around you is spectacular! thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting and your kind words!

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, they look like orchids. They are sooo beautiful.


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