I know I did a post on Flame Trees last year, for they were in bloom when we arrived in Thailand and I was delighted. OK. Technically, they are not called Flame Trees. Their Thai name is “Peacock’s Tail” – though I have never seen a peacock with a brilliant orange and flame tail. These are my favorite trees – a vivid memory from my childhood. For some reason, they choose the beginning of the hottest season of the year to burst into brilliant color and, because the canopy of these trees are so large, you can see the spectacular color of these trees from a long distance. Once the blossoms disappear – which I hope they won’t do for many weeks – the leaves turn these trees into huge, spreading green umbrellas that provide wonderful shade from the tropical sun.