Fort Myers version of yellow Spring flowers -- against a blue blue sky!
An article in our local newspaper last month said that this flowering tree is called a Silver Trumpet (tabebuia argentea). I'm not sure why silver, because to me these blossoms are way closer to yellow-gold.
It blooms sometime around mid-March to early April and, whatever it is called, the beautiful yellow blossoms are more than welcome.
These last two pictures are from a couple of weeks ago (and the flowers were already past their prime) ... now the yellow petals are mostly just carpeting the ground under the trees.
These trees don't get super tall and are a graceful shape even when not flowering, so they're used a lot in home landscaping and also in parks and along the streets in Fort Myers.
And they are definitely a feast for the eyes during their short blooming season.
Thank you to Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy for SWF and to Denise, Pupo, and Sandy for Flowers.