Joy Wallace Dickinson

Joy Wallace Dickinson

Florida Flashback

From snakes to seeds to paintings, creativity bloomed at Tropical Arts

April 20, 2014

My backyard tabebuia tree has bloomed all its yellow blooms this spring and is now covered with the seed pods that look a little like giant green beans. Without its glory of blossoms, it's tall and gawky compared with the postcard-perfect trees that light up Central Florida each spring. In 2004, Hurricane Charley's winds lashed it up and down against our power lines like a whip.