Discovering and Photographing
I discovered this one beautiful tree standing tall on a gorgeous spring day in March. The tree was covered with beautiful orange blooms. The ground was decorated with sprinkles of orange. Plus, the orange blossoms looked magical against the perfect blue sky.
It wasn’t the first time I saw this tree blooming on my area. I had seen its shades of orange for several years during the months of March and April. However, I had never made the time to photograph it until this spring.
Cotton Trees Galore
With some investigation on my husband’s part, we found out that the tree is called ‘Bombax Ceiba.’ However, according to Wikipedia, it is also referred to as ‘kapok,’ ‘red cotton tree,’ or just ‘cotton tree.’ For this post, I have decided to refer to it as ‘cotton tree.’
Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan
Then, by a mere coincidence, I stumbled upon some information about these cotton trees on a facebook page. I found out that there are areas in central and southern Taiwan where these trees were planted and grow by the masses, in neatly aligned clusters.
Since we were going south, to Kaohsiung, for the weekend, we decided to make a pit stop along the way, to enjoy these pretty blooms. By the time we got there, the blooming season was drawing to an end. However, there were blooms everywhere on the ground which made the area even more spectacular.
And seeing I am such a
sucker lover for flowers, I couldn’t help but enjoy the beauty of it all. However, next year I will remember to use the blooming of the single cotton tree nearby as an indicator of the perfect time to view these trees in Yunlin, Taiwan.
Here is a collection of pictures from our little adventure! Hope you enjoy!
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