Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Signs of summer

Summer has been reluctant in arriving this year.  Makes an appearance, then withdraws.  But I'm pretty sure this time it will stay.  All the signs are good.

 The pohutakawa are flowering

 That cursed carrot weed is thriving on the roadside verges

 My Christmas lilly is adding colour to my day

And the cabbage trees are decked out for Christmas.


  1. It's always hard to get my head around your green grass and talk of summer.

  2. 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.

  3. Love the lily. I hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year. I hope summer stays.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.


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