Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Friday, April 8, 2011

PhotoHunt - Angsana trees in bloom

Many parts of the streets have come alive in a burst of scent and colour after the angsana trees started blooming along the roads in Penang.


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They have been putting on a show for us over the past few weeks and they show no signs of stopping just yet.



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Some trees have already flowered and finished, but I also noticed that some trees were just beginning to flower, or on the downside of flowering but with tons of blossoms left.


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They bloom unexpectedly for just one day, then fall the next morning, showering sidewalks with a carpet of flowers.


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The blooming season begins from February and ends in May but I wish the blooming period could last longer so we have more time to enjoy them.


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I absolutely like the intoxicating smell of the flowers, and it's kinda sad when they finished blooming.


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Here's a close up of some Angsana flowers.

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42 comments:

  1. Lovely, LR.

    I love seeing a bed of just fallen yellow blooms. :)

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  2. They are beautiful trees. I love the way the petals look on the ground as if to make a golden carpet.

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  3. I've never seen an angsana tree before. They are wonderful trees and your photos are gorgeous. have a nice weekend.

    Annie
    http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/2011/04/photohunt_trees.html

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  4. So beautiful trees and amazing photos !!!!
    Lovely !!!
    Warm greetings

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  5. Ouh....so these are called Angsana? :p We call them....yellow flower trees. :p

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  6. Wow, how lovely! Even if it's just for a day it seems so wonderful!

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  7. I wasn't familiar with Angsana trees, but the flowers are beautiful. It's too bad they only last for one day.

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  8. wow, that is a show indeed. what a wonderful display of vibrant yellow blooms. i wonder what other name this tree goes by?

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  9. Lovely photos. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Trees

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  10. I've never seen such trees before. This was a very interesting post and the photos were wonderful.

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  11. Glorious although I do not know this tree nor does it grow here, or I don't think it does.

    Happy weekend.

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  12. Fantastic photos showing that mother nature is alive and well in your neck of the woods. I especially like the photo of the carpet of blooms on the ground as usually they are all blown away :-).

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  13. It looks hot on your end of M'sia, it's been hot here too in PJ but yesterday it rained.. at last!

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  14. Nice yellow carpet on the roadside, lovely pics sweetie. Have a great weekend! :)

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  15. Love to see a bed of flowers, burned fire crackers and ground nuts shells on the floor *oops cant recall the name of this restaurant where ground nuts is free flow in Jalan Ampang & Bangsar*..~;).tQ

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  16. Beautiful photos... which lead me down Memory Lane. Incidentally, when I was a kid, I used to wonder how come the angsana weren't "ang"... ;b

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  17. Wow they look pretty trees...Happy hunting. Good choice for the theme. Mine is up.

    Mine is here

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  18. Beautiful photos, I have never heard of this tree before, and I love the bright yellow flower! Happy weekend.

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  19. always love the yellow blooms on the ground...not the cleaners I bet. :)

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  20. it will always be beautiful to see a carpet of yellow blossoms..

    just lovely!

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  21. Yellow n earthy browns make a stunning combo. lovely shots!

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  22. Oh, what beautiful trees!!

    Happy Weekend.

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  23. Lovely. I love the trees you have in Malaysia - they're very unusual (to me) and so many of them have such big, bright flowers.

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  24. They look like the same sort of tree that Mumbai Ramblings, another poster featured. They call them Rain Trees in India.

    Mine are less tropical examples: http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/photo-hunt-trees

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  25. How beautiful. I like the carpet of flowers.

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  26. Beautiful flowers! Love the yellow flowers on the ground!

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  27. Your photos are very calming to look at - blue sky, green trees and yellow flowers.

    Happy summer. :)

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  28. Gosh, I wish we could have that much green.
    Great pictures. The yellow flowers do make a lovely scenery.

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  29. yes, they are blooming here, too. we call this tree Narra, it's the Philippines' national tree.:p

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  30. Beautiful. I love how they line the road and leave such beautiful leaf litter. I'm sorry that I missed them when I was in Borneo. It was February but I don't remember seeing them.

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  31. I've never seen an Angsana tree--how lovely!


    My tree photo is here.

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  32. The blooming Angsana trees beautify the environment of a place. :)

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  33. Love the golden carpet and it is so nice to se the streets of Penang again.

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  34. Lovely post - I love that your spring begins in February! My favourite photo was the last photo with the detail in the blossoms.

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  35. How nice are those flowers. I do not know this tree, never heard about.

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  36. i love the last pic LR! it was terribly hot over here huhuhu...

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