The Kowhai are Blooming

18 08 2008

Can Spring be far away?

With all this rain, there certainly should be a good Spring show. Yesterday I took my own advice about green space and mental health and stopped at Prospect Park. I got out of my car and had a good look around. It has been a tough few weeks for both of us, physically and mentally, and a bit of nature was just what the doctor ordered.

There are many mature kowhai trees along the edge of the road that borders the park. Some of them are starting to flower, and the tuis and bellbirds were feeling quite pleased about that or perhaps about something else this time of year…they were calling back and forth and the cold damp air was filled with their squawks, squeaks and melodious interludes. It was a good visit.  The birdsong was lovely, the yellow flowers were bright against the wet grey of the day, and it truly soothed my spirit.





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