New Zealand forest reflected
As we drove around New Zealand, one of the things that amazed me was how much forest land there was, and how varied. I saw it whiz by as I rode the bus, I saw it up close and personal as I walked through, and I saw the New Zealand forest reflected in the sometimes crystal clear lakes. Some were dense rainforests; others were “prehistoric” with huge ferns everywhere. There was one tree I’ve never seen anywhere else, but every time I asked what it was, I got a different answer. There was a big bushy tree that bloomed big red flowers in the summer (December/January) that the locals called the Christmas tree.
Here’s another painting of the forest in motion, sunlight seen through the trees, reflected in my memory.