Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Cassia Fistula (Golden Shower)

Common name: Golden Shower
Origin: India & Sri Lanka
Like the Trumpet tree, this tree flowers liberally on road dividers and in parks like West Coast Park and Marina City Park. The dangling flowers remind of the ornaments that adorn a Geisha's hair and never fail to make my a delightful one whenever I see these trees in bloom. The richness of the yellow flowers in bloom make me recall a scene in the movie "Hero" where Maggie Cheung and Zhang Zi Yi fought a graceful battle in the thick of yellow Autumn leaves swirling around them. Wow!

2 comments:

Eris said...

oh i love those flowers!!! i've just never known what they were called.
beautiful pictures.

Mable said...

Thanks Eris for dropping by. Glad you enjoyed the flowers and you might want to visit my website:

http://www.flowersinsingapore.com

I visited your blog. Good to know that young people like you share my love for flowers. Cheers!