Beautiful and festive!
It's always hard to get my head around your green grass and talk of summer.
I don't know why but the cabbage tree flowers make me sneeze, but it's certainly lovely seeing all the red pohutukawa flowers out right now.
Love the lily. I hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year. I hope summer stays.
On the whole around Napier we had to make do with Northern Rata because there were relatively few Pohutakawa. I remember the large hillside displays in Tauranga most vividly.
How I envy you Pauline. After some beautiful weather before Christmas we now have grey, grey and more grey, with gales for a bit of variety.With all good wishes for 2017. x
Hello Pauline,I think they should re-name New Zealand to the place that is always blooming. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2017.Happy days.Bev.
Once the Pohutukawa flowers are out we know it's Summer!You got some good shots here Pauline and I loved your post on Mt Taranaki - the lengths we bloggers go to for a good shot - well done you haha!Happy New Year to you and your family.Thank you for visiting me. After being absent for so long I wondered if anyone would comment - bloggers are such nice people!Shane x
Beautiful. I like the roadside picture especially! Seems such a long way off here... (as indeed it is!)
Happy New Year Pauline!It's one of the first signs of Summer for us when the Pohutukawa flowers arrive!It's been such a windy one for us!Even in our little sheltered courtyard, we've seldom had our umbrella up in case it does a Mary Poppins and the fierce wind takes it off to parts unknown!!!!I understand how you feel about carrot weed but it makes such a pretty picture looking down the valley!Shane
Summer sure hasn't been reluctant to arrive here....and I'll bet it won't be reluctant to leave, either...worse luck!
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