In the background : Weekly Photo Challenge

I had a wonderful experience today.

My friend is looking after a Bed and Breakfast place for a few days.

Last night I had a super dinner with her and

today I went back to take some photos from all the hidden treasures in the garden.

We also went for a short walk along the Hutt River.



In the background the Hutt River.

In the front is a  Punga or

New Zealand tree-fern.

Cyathea dealbata

Cyathea dealbata, or the silver tree fern or silver fern (kaponga or ponga in the Māori language), is a species of medium-sized tree fernendemic to New Zealand.[1] It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealandersthemselves.[2]




In the background on the left is a

Rimu tree a native tree of NZ

At the right side is a tree-fern again


Rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) is the commonest and most widely distributed conifer in New Zealand, growing from Northland down to Stewart Island. It is a tall tree, and its crown usually emerges above the main canopy of forest trees. On well-drained fertile sites, it grows to 50 metres in height. Rimu usually favours better drained sites than kahikatea, but does grow in poorly drained soils in Westland.

Rimu can live for more than 1,000 years. A life-span of 550–650 years is more common, as old trees become susceptible to uprooting in strong winds. Seedlings will not grow in deep shade or on open, exposed sites. Mature trees often support a crop of perching plants on their upper branches. For example, northern rātā often starts life as a young seedling high up in the crown of a mature rimu.


12 comments on “In the background : Weekly Photo Challenge

    • Ja, ek leer ook maar so stappie vir stappie al die nuwe goed. Ongelukkig wil die brein nie alles meer so goed onthou nie en moet ek gedurig vra en weer opsoek

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