Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spring in Christchurch, New Zealand

Spring in Christchurch, New Zealand

Still trying to keep up with a challenge from a Facebook friend to post a 'tree' photo a day for a week.  (I skipped posting yesterday's photo on this blog because I think I have posted it here before.)  

Anyway, we strolled through this beautiful canopy of blossoms in Christchurch, New Zealand. This photo was taken on a lovely spring day.   It is especially poignant to me when I remember that this lovely park was surrounded by the devastation and tremendous destruction of most downtown buildings in Christchurch by a recent series of tremendous earthquakes.

10 comments:

Nancy J said...

Hagley Park, a haven for many in those terrible days, weeks, and months after the second earthquake. Beautiful spring blossoms.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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Carol Mattingly said...

IF ONLY IT WERE HERE TODAY! Gorgeous.

janc@mac.com said...

It looks like a storybook lane. Breathtaking!

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, what a beautiful row of trees! We have streets like this in Vancouver that fill up with Cherry blossoms in Spring too! It's quite fantastic!

diane b said...

Just Beautiful! I doubt that it will be there when we go next week.

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is a stunning sight.Any bees and other insects that live in the area must have had a wonderful time with all those blossoms.

Stephanie said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous image.

Sandra said...

So lovely to see pink blossom in February! It's snowing heavily here and looks beautiful in a different sort of way!

Kalantikan said...

That is great, next time i will go to Christchurch from Auckland.