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.