Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Zealand Christmas Tree

THE POHUTUKAWA



We don't have snow at Christmas time down here under the world, instead we have glorious summer!

We like to dress up an evergreen (usually pinus radiata) with baubles and lights to shine prettily in our lounge and to protect the gifts of love beneath its branches.


But the Pohutukawa needs no tinsel.


She has her own



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
[ and Happy Solstice to those who know it :-) ]


5 comments:

Maalie said...

Lovely pictures, very evocative and nostalgic. Reminds me of Little Barrier Island. The Pohutakawa is my favourite second only to the Kowhai!

simon said...

Merry Christmas Ju's LS... :o)

Reminds me of our Bottle brush.. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

TCA 2006 said...

A little belatedly (sorry, didn't keep up with the blogs before/over the holiday - too much traveling).. my suggestion would have been:

"A little bit of what you fancy doesn't do you any good at all..."

- David L Gedge

Happy New Year!

Al

TCA 2006 said...

P.S. Nice pics by the way, shame there are none of the XBox LAN even; sounds good!

Al

TCA 2006 said...

The Pohutakawa is indeed a fine tree this time of year. The one thing i really love about NZ is the spiralled unferling of the obligatory tree fern.

B.B