Although it is still spring, the temperature is rising and soon it will be to hot to spend much time outdoors. But for now we try to make the most of the cool early mornings and evenings, before they disappear and we are only left with heat, heat, heat.
April to June is the time when the Flamboyant Trees or Peacock Flower Trees (Delonix regia) bloom in Dubai. The streets in the neighbourhood near the boys' school is lined with these trees and driving to school is a spectacle of colour.
The trees are endemic to Madagascar but are popular around the world. They are common in Dubai as the don't need a lot of pampering and the provide welcome shade in the summer.