Blaze of red
Late December through January the pohutukawa trees are in full bloom and, some years in particular, they look brilliant. These shots of the pohutukawa (some might even be rata - I'm no expert) give some idea of the "blaze of red" which can be experienced along the sides of certain roads in Tawa (and the nearby region) at this time of the year. It's only when they show their true colours that you appreciate how many pohutukawa trees there actually are around the place.
1. St Christophers on the Main Road 2. Oriel Ave 3. Greyfriars Cres 4. Redwood Ave 5. Bell St, Linden
6. Bell St again 7. Cecil Road 8. Zande Tce 9 & 10. Florio Tce
11-14. Grasslees Reserve, Tawa 15. Approaching Titahi Bay
16. Titahi Bay way 17 & 18. Queen Elizabeth Park, Kapiti Coast 19. Paekakariki
20. State Highway 1 near Paekakariki
Page compiled January 12, 2003