Each year, right at the start of rainy season, these yellow trees flower and slowly drop showers of tiny golden blooms all over the streets below.  It is mesmerizing to watch them float down.  We had a six-week flower-rainy season, and most of it will be done by June 1.  I managed to catch a few photos of it behind our apartment, covering the sidewalk and filling the gutter.




Each year, it corresponds to the festival mini-Thaipusam, in which children have their hair shaved, then their heads coated in saffron-hued sandalwood.  Wish I could have captured these two together. Here’s one of my favorites of Tim’s: