I s'pose a Brit was always going to be wowed by anything that flowers in November so, true to form, here's one enjoying Rhododendrons and Azaleas in Hanmer Springs New Zealand just south of the earthquake affected area. These colourful Rhodies had just enjoyed a light shower of rain before the sun came out and it was just like a UK spring day in May!!
Photos don't do justice to the height of the trees in this picturesque little spa town with its myriad of natural hot springs.
|Hanmer Springs main street!|
|Peonies & Yuccas in flower|