Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pohutukawa Tree

Pohutukawa Tree, New Zealand

A Facebook photog friend challenged me to post a photo of trees for seven days.  Here is my first post.  These trees are very common in New Zealand and grow very big.  The kiwi's, (what New Zealanders call themselves), call them their Christmas trees because they bloom at Christmastime and are so beautiful.

9 comments:

Nancy J said...

I am guessing you were in the North Island, and maybe somewhere in the Coromandel area. Super to see our trees through your eyes.

Andy said...

Wow! Beautiful tree and lovely scene.

Sandra said...

gorgeous and i love the tree in the foreground against that sky. this must be in the same family as our powderpuff, similar flower different leaves

Sandra said...

What a wonderful tree with those red blooms. I love the environment you've photographed here: water and mountains and scudding clouds in the sky!
Another Sandra but from Switzerland!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

That sky is pretty

Ruth Hiebert said...

With a beautiful tree like that who needs a tree that has to be decorated and later taken down.

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, what a gorgeous shot!

Stephanie said...

Another gorgeous image!

Kalantikan said...

I am lucky to have visited NZ in December, the blooming month for pohotukawa, it was really lovely. Those at the Auckland Botanical Garden are really made to shape like Christmas trees, very beautiful.