Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year for 2016!


I've been meaning for the last week or so to stop and take photos of the Pohutukawa trees that are flowering here in the Bay of Plenty and finally I managed to do that this morning on the way to work. I stopped just down from Bureta Park and snapped these runners spring around the coastline, and with this scenery who wouldn't want to right?


Although the tide was out you can still see the scenery and let me tell you it's been boiling here to the point of melting here lately. See that green stuff on the sand? It's sea lettuce, weirdly enough, for a few weeks every year it comes in from the ocean then disappears again.


These Pohutukawa flowers and my favourite Summer flowers - truly New Zealand's very own Christmas tree.

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15 comments:

  1. Never seen or heard of that tree before. It truly is a delight.

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  2. Hello, the blooms are beautiful. They are lovely trees. I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year!

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    1. thank you, back at you, have a good 2016 :-)

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  3. Ah, awesome blooms they are indeed and terrific captures for the day, Amy!! I do hope you have a wonderful new year - camera in hand, of course!! Enjoy!!

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  4. Beautiful flowers, they remind me a little of the bottle brush flowers here in California. Have a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. thank you, happy new year to you too :-)

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  5. Happy new year.
    It seems like very few pohutokawa have flowered here, so your gorgeous pictures of them are very welcome.

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  6. Beautiful trees and love nature shots despite the heat ~ Stay Cool.

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year

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    1. thank you, happy new year to you too :-)

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  7. Beautiful flowers...really amazing photos...

    I wish you Happy New Year...

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  8. You have a fine Christmas tree :) I like them too. Gorgeous to look at and nice to take shots of. :)

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  9. Oh my goodness those trees are beautiful. Happy New Year!

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