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This weeks prompt is: INSPIRATION
On my daily walks, just after New Year, I discovered this NZ Christmas tree. It’s the first time I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I was inspired by the look and beauty of the”bush” and its bright red blooms. It gave me INSPIRATION to know that nature is still thriving.
Does anyone know if this is a Rata or Pohutukawa “bush”?
I had a wonderful Christmas lunch with Bea and her parents.
Next door neighbours decorated the front of their house with lovely Christmas lights.
Last week we had bad weather. The wind blew at 120km p hour, day and night. It rained ongoing. Last Thursday when I went home the rain stopped but the clouds rolling nearer and nearer frightened me. The photo doesn’t show how black these clouds were. Lucky for me I turned off to the right to where I live.
This weekend we had lovely sunshine and no rain.
Kōwhai (Māori pronunciation: [kɔːɸai] or [kɔːfai]) are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their natural habitat is beside streams and on the edges of forest, in lowland or mountain open areas. Kōwhai trees grow throughout the country and are a common feature in New Zealand gardens. Outside of New Zealand, kōwhai tend to be restricted to mild temperate maritime climates.
If you have any food you won’t use or don’t want, you can come to this stall and exchange it for something you might use, or just leave it there for someone who could use it.
This stall is just across the road from me.