12/23/10

Pohutukawa

Called the 'New Zealand Christmas Tree' the pohutukawas along the coastline bloom before those planted more inland. The weather has been miserable for over a week, with rain that we sorely need, but the colors are still stunning.



9 comments:

Deb said...

beautiful...Merry Christmas from Texas...my sweet blogging friend...

keewee said...

I miss seeing the Pohutukawas.
A merry Christmas to you and your family from Whidbey Island Washington

Facing50Blog.com said...

Hi! I've hopped from Java’s Follow Friday hop. Your photographs are wonderful and I've been looking through all your other posts. As all I can see outside is white at the moment it is so lovely to see trees with colour and such beautiful flowers. New Zealand is on my bucket list as a must do trip in the next 2-3 years so maybe I'll get to see these for real. I have added myself as your newest follower/admirer.
Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted to welcome you.
Merry Christmas
Carol from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com – the blog that gives you laughter lines. (Has that put you off?)

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Wow, wonderfully rich with lovely flowers! Great shots!

Arti said...

Looks very very striking and beautiful... Love the blazing red color!!
Merry Christmas to you Betty:)

Sugarbeat said...

Happy Follow Friday! What wonderful trees - such rich colour! I'm your newest follower. Drop by my blog and say hi! I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

Pearl said...

Wow! What wonderful plants. They look huge!

Merry Christmas from Minneapolis, MN

Pearl

***Icy BC said...

I would love to have this for my Christmas tree!

Desiree said...

How very beautiful! They resemble the bottle brushes we grow in SA, but appear a lot more compact and neater. They do look like the perfect Chyristmas tree!