This Saman tree (also known as the rain tree), is over 400 years old. It is not native to the Caribbean islands but was likely brought by the indigenous Caribs, probably from South America. Seeing a tree this old makes me think of all the people who have lived before us. And continue to live with us: “He is not God of the dead, but of the living.” Mark 12:27.
Photo taken at Romney Manor and Gardens (Caribelle Batik), St Kitts.