Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Elusive White Lapacho

Not only are the pink Lapacho trees in bloom, but the white lapachos are blooming as well.

The white lapachos are not as common as the pink ones, and they are really hard to find.

This white lapacho tree happens to grow in front of the DVD store we rent from.

Another white lapacho is growing two blocks from our church.
I've only seen a few others here and there around Asuncion. They are just as beautiful as their pink sisters. I will be posting about the yellow lapacho next month as they bloom about a month after the pink and white lapachos.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Lapachos are Blooming!

I know I've posted about the Lapacho trees before, but I love them so much I couldn't help myself. So I'm posting about them again now that they are in bloom.

Its August in Paraguay and the pink lapacho is in bloom right now.
So beautiful!
The tree will lose most of its leaves, and then the blooms will appear on the naked branches. This makes the color stand out even more.