Fly Free Spirit, Fly - artwork by Amber Smith. www.imagevault.co.nz

Fly Free Spirit, Fly - artwork by Amber Smith. www.imagevault.co.nz

A pohutukawa flowering in Coromandel town - NZ. . . often thought of as New Zealand's Christmas tree, they flower around this time, adding colour and charm.

A pohutukawa flowering in Coromandel town - NZ. . . often thought of as New Zealand's Christmas tree, they flower around this time, adding colour and charm.

http://www.plimmerton.school.nz/files/78eebf45941198da/folders/3/kowhai.jpg

http://www.plimmerton.school.nz/files/78eebf45941198da/folders/3/kowhai.jpg

"Clianthus puniceus, commonly known as Kaka beak (Ko-whai Ngutu-ka-ka- in Ma-ori), is a woody legume shrub native to New Zealand's North Island. The plant is also known as Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill and Lobster Claw. There is also a variety with white to creamy coloured flowers.    "The species is critically endangered in the wild, known only on Moturemu Island in the Kaipara Harbour.

"Clianthus puniceus, commonly known as Kaka beak (Ko-whai Ngutu-ka-ka- in Ma-ori), is a woody legume shrub native to New Zealand's North Island. The plant is also known as Parrot's Beak, Parrot's Bill and Lobster Claw. There is also a variety with white to creamy coloured flowers. "The species is critically endangered in the wild, known only on Moturemu Island in the Kaipara Harbour.

Merry Christmas to all pinners! I pin you a Pohutakawa (New Zealand Christmas tree) Christopher

Merry Christmas to all pinners! I pin you a Pohutakawa (New Zealand Christmas tree) Christopher

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