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I'm working in Bangkok this week; I think this is my 5th visit here to work and travel. At this time of year, it rains most afternoons, sometimes furiously, and sometimes lightly, so the sky ranges from grey to sun (filtered by the smog and pollution here). What I love at this time of year are the flowering trees. From the UN building I look out over green trees lining the canals and many of those trees are butea frondosa known as flame tree of the forest. Artfully and generously arranged boughs of brilliant scarlet flowers show against the sky on these very tall trees. Lower, the deep green leaves of the wonderfully knotted plumeria trees shows the classic and elegant white flower which is incorporated in art all over Asia and Asia Pacific region.