Sunday, May 13, 2012


The official first day of Spring has passed, but this is the season between the chill, dry, winter…easily the most comfortable time to visit this extraordinary country… and the onset of the heat and rain of summer that, despite its discomfort, brings the seasonal magic of new life, followed by oceans of flood waters filling the great rivers and canals, and spreading the seasonal deltaic water borne detritus that is the fertile stuff of the flourishing agriculture of the country.

For us, the sight of the ‘Cotton’ tree, Bombax Ceiba, that produces, long before new leaves, large, bright red, fragrant blossoms on the bare branches, is what lights the way to full spring.

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