Red is such a festive season colour. A NZ red usually refers to a bottle of fine NZ red wine. Our Southern regions produce some world quality reds these days. Many a bottle is consumed over the holiday season and many a tale spun, I am sure!
However, being summer down here in NZ there is no shortage of flowers. I only had to step out into Mum and Dad’s garden to find a few beautiful NZ reds.
My Mum and dad have a lovely red rose in their garden which they grew from cuttings many years ago. I think it called Dublin Rose. It is always at full bloom at this time of the year. Its scent wafts around the house on the warm summer breeze.
Mum and Dad’s Dublin Rose
Mum and Dad’s Dahlia
When I working here in NZ, my friend and I would celebrate finishing the school year in December by taking off for a few days of R &R. These photos were taken in the coastal town of Kaikoura, about 2 hours north of Christchurch and well known as a whale watching area.
Happy New Year everyone!
Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu