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