Ceibo Day? Dia del Ceibo, Yes!

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

View of Portoviejo Ecuador from a trail on ‘La Tomatera.’

Portoviejo, Ecuador

My friend Dady sent a reminder this morning that April 27 is Dia del Ceibo in Manabi Province.   Dia del Ceibo?  Really?   Yahoo! Yay for Manabi!  This post will be a little tardy, but the Ceibos and their special realm deserve some recognition.

Ceibo Loco – Watercolor y Acrylic – Copyright Lisa Brunetti

Jardin Botanico

Jardin Botanico – Portoviejo, Ecuador

Ceibo y Iguana – Hojas de Jaboncillo/Portoviejo, Ecuador

A large Ceibo at Hojas del Jaboncillo/Portoviejo Ecuador

Oftentimes a person is needed to show the scale of a tree like the above, and that same tree seems to dwarf my friend Giovanni in the next image.

Only a few kilometers from the city of Portoviejo, I have been blessed to bask in the presence of some powerful specimens of this species.  The rainy season prompts the vegetation into Jack-in-the-Beanstalk…

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