Silent Sunday—pohutukawa flowers on the footpath

Pohutukawa flowers making patterns on the pavement

In spring we’ll see these beautiful pink puddles under pohutukawa trees everywhere in New Zealand. Call it a blompol or cheery blossom… Something to contemplate with delight on a Silent Sunday.

11 thoughts on “Silent Sunday—pohutukawa flowers on the footpath

  1. I always thought we saw them mid summer, after Christmas… when the trees have finished their blooming.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      We do: I foolishly posted last year’s photo.

  2. They are certainly quintessential Kiwi whenever they fall… I love the pavements in the pink. X

  3. Suzanne says:

    Seeing more yellow footpaths up here in the Bay than red, though as Maggie mentions, it is still a lovely sight than a greyish concrete.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yellow pohutukawa? Ours don’t start for a month or so: last year’s photo.

      1. Suzanne says:

        Kowhai. No sign of pohutukawa not for a while. I think we will be blooming before Wellington does.

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        What was I thinking! Same here.

  4. Still kowhai season….no pohutokawa for a couple of months…..

  5. Lovely. I hope someone picked up the bottle top!

  6. srbottch says:

    Beautiful color , Rachel. Your beginning your Spring while we in the US are enjoying the onset of Fall but dreading the coming of Winter, at least I am. 🙀 Have a great day!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yes, we’re in upside down versions of our beautiful world. This week here it’s sunny days and cold nights.

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