Saturday, 18 August 2012


It has been wet...wet...wet!
We missed the worst as we went to Rarotonga for two weeks. That will have to be another blog.

This week we have noticed that the Kowhai are atarting to bloom. At Christmas we have the Puhutukawa in the northern part of New Zealand. This time of the year we have the Kowhai. Of course we have lots of flowering trees but these two are stunners. Spring starts to move in when the Kowhai flower. There is always something to count the seasons by. This tree is beside the Waiotoi River a few minutes walk from our house.

On our walk around the river thismorning we also saw several and heard many fern birds. More than ever before. Wonderful. Maybe we are making a difference with our pest control.

In the Hugh Crawford Reserve adjacent to us the fragrant Toropapa is still flowering. Wonderful.

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