Thursday, December 18, 2008

Beginning to look like Christmas

One defining feature of this time of year is, as I wrote back in 2006, the pohutukawa trees in full, red bloom. This happens every year around Christmas, with the peak sometimes in early December, well before Christmas, other times later in the month.

I’m not sure which it is this year.

Today I had a lucky combination of both time and a sunny day, so I headed out to see if I could get some photos. The photo above is one I shot today. Actually, I took many more photos and video, for a bigger project I’m working on.

For now, though, I thought I’d share one of my favourite things about Christmas in this warm and friendly place.


d said...

I've been meaning to take some pictures of the "Christmas tree" as well! Wellington has planted a bunch around the park closest to us, and when they are all full-grown, the park will be even more stunning. :)

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

The pohutukawas along Tamaki Drive in Auckland—mature, even very old—are like that. But that's pretty far from where I live. Still, I have plenty more photos on the way!