Perched on a street light near the Halswell River just before it flows into Centennial Park.
There were the first open flowers in the upper parts of the crown of this tree. The flower buds photographed are from lower branched.
I couldn't get any closer. This was behind the cordon barrrier around the earthquake damaged Sign of the Takahe. I've not seen this species one the hills before, but it's been entrenched around the railway lines of Sydenham for some time and is now popping up widely across the many demolition sites in the earthquake ravaged centre city.
The ring-barking damage caused by cattle feeding (which I saw happening on 31 May). The trees seem to have survived the damage (so far).
footprints in the snow at our front door this morning