The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

Fade to Persimmon

The tide has turned, taking the red from my sea. The scarlet has faded to persimmon and apricot. At least it has on the flame tree that had the orange cast*, as I pointed out in this post. You can see the color difference better on the bottom left photo of this series.

flamboyantly orange

In truth, I took these photos some days ago. Now there is no more sea, just a few straggling, shriveled flowers, trying to hang on in the face of punishing temperatures and furnace-hot winds (The other day we had 51℃ [123.8℉] and today it is 40℃ [104℉]). Now the trees look like this:

faded flaming glory

And yes, that is the color of the sky, and not because it is sunset. Vive l'air pur de Caire!

I think next year, we will plan our vacation time to coincide with summer here. I think Cairo in summertime is going to be very like Paris in August:  Everyone who can leave leaves.


*When the trees were at their best, I preferred the deeper red one, but its flowers, instead of fading, simply shrivel and die, while the vermillion blossoms seem to have a longer lifespan.

Tags: pics: egypt

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