Fresh colours of spring

To me, the fresh new foliage of deciduous trees is one of the delights of spring.  In Hataitai Park there is a mixture of exotic and native trees and together they make a particularly lovely display - soft clouds of emerging leaves in bright green and amber contrast with the dark green evergreens and slender silvery shapes of the trunks and branches.

This park adjoins Wellington's Town Belt so is part of this precious swathe of green which provides a setting for sporting venues and casual recreational activities, and even for filming - a segment in the first film of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy was filmed in the Town Belt.