Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Trees in the Southern Hemisphere

       When we first arrived in New Zealand last February, there were beautiful trees with red flowers.  Naomi told us they are the Christmas trees.  They start blooming in December and last for several months.  I have been thrilled to find the same Christmas trees here in Vanuatu.  I think that they will only get more beautiful.  There are many more blooming each day.

       The trees start out complete bare.  These trees have the big long pods on them.  The flowers then start blooming and then the foliage comes.  The foliage is very fine - almost like ferns.

These flags are at the entrance to the University of the South Pacific campus in Port Vila.  The Christmas trees are beautiful behind them.  These Pictures just do not do them justice.

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