Let-pan Tree (Bombax Ceiba)
Bombax Ceiba, is commonly known as cotton tree or Let-pan in Myanmar.
Let-pans are natural forest trees that grow wild in any part of the country.
Tabodwe (January/February) month before new leaves emerge, buds and blooms of scarlet colour burst forth in profusion. At the centre of the petals are stamens emitting pollen and nectar. Insects buzz around to eat pollens. Birds encircle to catch insects. Whereas bufferflies drink morning nectar. Especially minas birds alight in cluster and start twittering endlessly and noisily. So when you find people especially women talking noisily, you say "like minas birds on let pan tree, talking noisily."
© Istvan Kadar Photography