Nearby are 2 lakes. Sometimes there’s deafening croaking. I believe it’s the introduced Southern Bell frog.

The sound’s loudest at the eastern edge, where a small pohutukawa tree is in bloom — spot red blossoms in centre of the photo. Also a cabbage tree is in bloom.

Pohutukawa in bloom.

Cabbage tree in bloom.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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