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This is our back yard at Paihia in the Bay of Islands, Well a quarter of an acre is ! The rest is the Opua State Forest.I never tire of this view, it is constantly changing.
The tree is a Rewarewa (Honeysuckle).
back yard, bay of islands, new zealand
Sheila, thanks for the comment – not in the same league as yoursbut still trying ! Roy
– Roy Massicks
Wow,what a place to live…I can see myself wanting to travel to NZ..one day (I have an Uncle in Levin,he too was merchant navy and he jumped ship in NZ and married and raised a family there..btw Roy,stampmouse above may not have seen your reply..you need to click on the reply button first,otherwise your reply just shows as a comment..Jamie
Thanks Jamie, it is beautiful but no more than the Lakes justdifferent ! Also, thanks for the advice on the reply button. Roy
Beautiful capture, welcome to RB Roy!!!
Thanks for the welcome – nice bunch of people. Roy
WHAT a scene! Wouldn’t mind having that particular Massicks Viewpoint whilst chugging my morning cuppa. What kind of tree is that in the foreground? You’re always in good hands with Jamie – when I was a novice RB-er, he gave me the same advice re the reply button…. And it goes on from there.
Apologies if I have doubled on this – thought I’d clicked but maybe I clacked instead ! The tree is a Rewarewa, a NZ native.Great for clogging the gutters. The tree just peeking on the right is a Totara.This is one of NZ’s largest trees used by the early settlers for fence posts.
Waking up to a rainbow every morning wouldn’t be bad! What a wonderful vista to be inspired by every day, Roy!
Thanks for the comment Kathleen, Each morning first thing as I draw the curtains I look out at that view.
Lucky monkey!! Who wouldn’t envy that
Gets better on the other side of road,it looks out over the Bay of Islands.
Wow!!!! What a heavenly place to live!!! Did not know NZ looks like this!!! Beautiful capture in every way!!
Thanks Deborah – and this is only my back yard ! if you haven’t seen ‘The Lord of the Ring films you should as that’s New Zealand.It is very diverse in scenery with snow in the South Island and warm semi – tropical in the Far-North were we live.
Thank you Sarnia.