'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Greerton in the Springtime


The cherry trees are out again in Greerton, a small shopping centre in the city of Tauranga. Like many such villages, not so long ago Greerton use to be a village in its own right. Locals still call it 'the village' and it certainly has its own character with the lovely flowering cherries and mosaics. The first one features a tern.

Above; some weird and wonderful flowers of a kind I've never seen, but below a much more ubiquitous sight - the pukeko or swamp-hen.


7 comments:

  1. I'm missing the cherry trees. In fact I'm missing all the fruit tree blossom in The Bay!

    I like the mosaics. In fact I really enjoy seeing things like that which brighten up the urbanised environment.

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  2. Oh, spring... We had our first frost tonight and the leaves are dropping... Soon all will be bare. Nice mosaics!

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  3. Thanks for the blossoms. Standing under one of these trees in bloom feels like looking at heaven.

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  4. Has anybody ever written a folk song about Greerton? It seems like such an incredible place I must add it to my NZ itinerary. Forget Rotorua and Christchurch!
    PS I saw the brilliant NZ netball team beat the Aussies in Delhi. Please pass my congratulations on to your girls when you see them at Greerton shopping centre.

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  5. Thank you for your comments everyone. Recently a dear old friend and father-in-law passed away and I've not been feeling much like blogging.

    I will return in due course and catch up on all your posts.

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  6. Elizabeth25.10.10

    My sincere condolences to you, Katherine. Be kind to yourself.

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  7. Thank you Elizabeth.

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