In Panama we are fond of a tropical tree which we call Guayacán. It is a tree with a dark rough bark and abundant green leaves. The thing with this particular tree, is that during the dry season, its leaves slowly morph into gorgeous brightly-colored flowers, (e.g., pink, purple, white and yellow). Then all of these flowers drop to the ground creating the visual impression of a thick-colored rug.
When the rains return, the green leaves grow back again and the cycle starts all over again. Even as we speak, hundreds of Guayacán trees are blooming faster than you can wink an eye.
Take a look at this Guayacán tree located a couple of blocks from the neighborhood where we live. Enjoy!
Recommended Reading: The Guayacán Tree—Lingua Franca