Revisiting the tropics… no. 2: Colours
If colours are the smiles of nature, as Leigh Hunt said,
then the tropics are all smiles.
Greens and blues of plants and skies.
Reds, pinks, yellows and oranges.
Bright reds of ‘flame’ trees
Hot pinks of hibiscus combine with delicate ivory underneath
Smiling, sunny yellows of yellow bells
and fiery orange heliconia sassy.
Light browns, dark browns
and every hue in between.
Then there are whites…
Stark whites (I daren’t say snow white!)
a cool, calm frangipanni
and gentle, ivory whites of variegated leaves
behind a bold, bright hibiscus.
Lots of smiles in the tropics…