New Zealand Pohutukawa Tree (Metrosideros Excelsa) bursting into flower. It is a member of the myrtle family and grows very well in our harsh coastal conditions. Tui and other nectar feeding birds enjoy the flowers’ nectar.
When the Pohutukawa flowers it is said to mean that it is summer in New Zealand….mmmm we are waiting for that currently and that it is Christmas time…..well that is very correct.
No flowers blooming here in Virginia, on the edge of winter!
Thanks. Winter sounds bleak for you. I hope something offers you beauty at this time of the year/season.
The flowers on my feijoa treee are similarly christmassy.
Lovely. I spotted one single Feijoa flower on our tall, old bushes today. Less wind and more warmth could assist the flowers on everything.
We had lovely rain last night and sunshine today. I ventured out and felt quite out of sorts to see all the shop assistants dressed for Christmas. Too early, I lamely cry.
The rain that fell here last night was welcome but we would love some calm and warmth now.
As for Christmas hype ……sigh.