Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2008

I took these photo’s on my Pohutakawa walk along the beach at Memorial Park.

I’m not sure what the fuzzy, brown moss is growing on the rocks but I can atleast identify the shells as being mussels and the green seaweed as being sea-lettuce. I found a few jelly-fish too.

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2008

It was quite amazing walking under the trees, my feet making squishy footprints and the birds flitting about above me. It was very peaceful and serene, almost like another world far away from the city!

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As I mentioned in yesterdays post the summer school holidays have just started and the kids are now home until Feb 04 09!  As  a kid I remember lovely days at the beach, hours playing in the water and climbing Pohutakawa trees and picnics! Hopefully we will be doing a lot of that these holidays too!

Off to try and catch up on what you have all been up too, my visits have been very sporadic of late and that’s not about to improve with only 5 sleeps left till CHRISTMAS!!! I’ll do my best though:)

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This fountain is hard to miss and a magnet for kids who prefer fresh water to salt! It was the Pohutakawa flowers that drew me there today though, not the fountain! I took 103 photos today so as soon as I have sorted through them  I’ll be posting a selection here. They’re a truly spectacular tree and flower, native to NZ and it’s a great thrill to see them at this time of year bursting with life and summery-ness!

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2008

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2008