The Cassia fistula tree is the national tree of Thailand, and according to Wikipedia its yellow blossoms symbolize Thai royalty. It is native to southern Asia, but I've seen quite a few of these trees scattered throughout Miami. At this time of year they are all in bloom and are a lovely sight.
Another young cardinal above. Isn't it cute? As it grows into adulthood its crest will turn red at the top and its bill will become orange instead of the dark color you see here.
This lizard has quite an interesting pattern, not typical of the ones I usually see 'round here.
A stray cat wandered over and scared off the birds, oh well...
The red flowers above are from a wild vine called the "Rangoon Creeper." It is native to Asia, but is also found in other parts of the world. I've seen it in many areas in Miami and it has lovely red and white blooms, but if left to its own devices it can sometimes take over other plants and hedges.
a.k.a. the Brown Anole (a common type of lizard)
These pretty yellow blossoms cascade downward like a golden waterfall.
Here is a male cardinal I followed around with my camera for a bit. I love his vibrant color and crest.
"Maybe if I hide behind this palm frond she won't see me"
All of the Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) trees in the city are in bloom and looking gorgeous. Interesting fact (which I just learned): this type of tree originally came from Madagascar. However, they have been widely introduced into tropical and subtropical areas. I have one in my back yard and they are very common in South Florida. I love the coral color of the blossoms. The flowers are shaped a bit like an orchid.