又到芒果開花時 mango flower season again

香港的老區很容易看到芒果樹。他們都高壯蔭大。這常綠喬木,壽命可達數百年。一如家中的老人,大家對他們都習以為常,不多眷顧。

算我大驚小怪。看到芒果樹開花,雖然花色不炫豔,但氣勢之奔騰,讓我每年都驚歎。

每到花季,芒果花把泥黃中輕帶緋紅的圓錐花塔,密密麻麻插個滿頭,如箭在弦。

there are bound to be a few at least mango trees around old neighbourhoods in hong kong. this south asian native is evergreen and long-living. it stands tall and deep and has beautiful crown. its fruiting season is comical. the roads underneath the trees are splashed and mashed with green and yellow pulp; quite messy. what i love is its booming season. the flowers are no wow beauties. the colours tone them down. brown yellow with a hint of pink. it is the flourishing manner, so untamed, no constraint. every flowering season, like now, mango flowers in terminal panicles are all over the crowns, looking like hundreds of small gentle rockets ready to launch.

不同街頭的芒果花開 mango trees around the city:

芒果 mango (mangifera indica) – 無患子目 sapindales order | 漆樹科 anacardiaceae family | 芒果屬 mangifera genus | 種 species: 芒果 m. indica

*相關前文 last post on this topic《芒果 mango》*

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