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Thursday
Jan052017

New Year - crimson pohutukawa, golden pingao, capricious weather

It's a New Year but here in Wellington we continue to enjoy the same old weather patterns - southerly then northerly winds and gales, dull then sunny days, flat grey then vibrant blue skies, calm seas then large swells and crashing waves.  Never boring, but often frustrating. 

The crimson flowers of pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa, New Zealand Christmas tree) seem to light up on sunny days - seen here at Island Bay, the view across to Baring Head.And golden pingao (Ficinia spiralis, pīkao, or golden sand sedge) seems to light up a leaden grey day - here on the rocky shore at Te Raekaihau Point on Wellington's south coast.With our weather being so reliably changeable and capricious, the beauty of plants is reliable in a rather more welcome way.

Reader Comments (2)

Hi Helen

You were not that hard to find!
I have signed up for your emails.
I did not realise you were such a keen gardener and photographer
Helen Wilson
March 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Wilson
Welcome! Alas, I have neglected the emails - but at some stage will get them back in action.
March 5, 2017 | Registered CommenterHelen Nelson

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