When we landed in Auckland, New Zealand on the 3rd of March it was the equivalent of our September and while I was eager for our visit I thought that we would probably not see a lot of the plant life, given it was coming into their Fall season. Of course, New Zealand is surrounded by ocean so it is more temperate that I am use to at home and I was pleased to see such a wonderful variety of blossoms around.
Beginning with our first stop - our B & B while in Auckland. The property backed onto a wild area that made us forget we were in a city of 1.6 million.
From Auckland we headed north to the Bay of Islands.
C. J. Bennington Fine Art Photography