Sunday, 24 December 2006

Pohutukawa

Someone on IRC asked about the pohutukawas flowering. The pohutukawa is a native tree that produces beautiful red flowers in December --- very apt for Christmas. The Internet has thousands of photos of flowering pohutukawas; here's mine.

Update I forgot to mention --- this photo was taken in Shakespear Regional Park, yesterday (i.e. Saturday). We drove up with some friends, had a picnic, and did the Tiri Tiri Track loop in about two hours. It was magnificent.


Pohutukawa


4 comments:

  1. They also produce copious amounts of a very irritant pollen, a kind of poor man's itching powder, which led me to nickname them "Pollutokawa" as a teenager.

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  2. Wow! All we've got here is... well pretty much brown dead-looking plants for the most part.

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  3. My kiwi roomate in Mountain View got exceedingly excited when he noticed one of these in my apartment complex that I was moving out of. Now I understand why.

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  4. HAe there
    ThaT Is A GrEaT PHoTo.
    WiTh The DULl COlOuRs in The BaCk GrOuNd It MaKes The TrEe StAnd Out GoOD

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