Yesterday while walking back to the school to pick my kids up I stopped and took photo’s of these beautiful Tui’s. They are quite big birds and make a lot of noise chasing each other about and flirting madly! There’s so many Tui’s around at the moment and I am very pleased to have gotten some photos.  There’s no way to get a better vantage point for these photo’s as the tree is so tall but I guess the height and the relative saftey it offers is a big part of why there are so many Tui’s! It is certainly not the only Kowhai tree around in full flower right now. I’d never noticed how many Kowhai there actually are in Greerton until this Spring, Greerton is much better known for it’s Cherry trees. There’s an annual cherry blossom festival complete with the Miss Cherry Blossom Beauty Pagent and a Spring themed photo competition. Of course I entered! I am not sure how I placed but I will post a copy of my entry when I do:)

Under the canopy of Pink. Nobody knows how to decorate like Mother Nature!

Greerton in Spring

Greerton in Spring

Oh, yay! The cherry blossom trees are ….blossoming! I love Greerton at this time of year. Check out this small seating area in Greerton, opposite the kids school and a stones throw from the city centre.

It’s not hard to imagine the peacefulness of sitting under this dreamy pink canopy on a stunning spring day. Imagine taking your lunch break here or walking through barefoot, camera in hand as I did.

Spring in Greerton

Spring in Greerton

I applaude the councils efforts to keep the area clean, although I have to wonder how many rubbish bins a small are such as this actually needs? There are atleast 3 others not shown here and there are also the bins that are on the actual street. With a little photo-shopping the bins, parking sign, and the spot would be gone in an instant and this would make a great area to get married in. So pretty and princess like!