I saw these pods in at a party given by my amigo Juan Jose Galindo Bautista. Juan owns the beautiful gallery and home furnishings store Calli Intramuros in Ajijic on Lake Chapala. It is a wonderful resort town about an hour from Guadalajara. I am lucky to have Juan represent my work.
The party was for his sister, a partner in the gallery, and a fabulous cook. I was enjoying the wonderful food when I spotted the Colorines tree in the center of a large lawn. It was still blooming and I was initially attracted by the vibrant flowers. Then I noticed the shapely pods. I usually am drawn to color, but the subtle colors that defined the shapes are so appealing.