100 Days Project

wilma: God lives here on the Eastern Bay of Plenty

We call it The Place where God lives, of course it is'nt, It's simply where the Motu River flows down from high in the mountains, through the gorges and into a small area of the Bay of Plenty.

,ve come to the conclusion--- that if God were to chose one single place to live it would be here. Over my 100 days I'm going to take you, with my trusty little pink camera and show you our beautiful piece of New Zealand.

Day 22:

trees that see everything

There are trees growing along the beach front that would be over a thousand years old. Olf photos of the bay show them as large trees then. Old Aunty Ki told me how she would sit under the pictured tree and wait for her brothers and sisters to come from the school,then sneak up the rise to steal watermelons from their uncle's gardens.
Along further on a rise above the track, greenstone has been found it was on the site where the carvers had their carving house.
This tree is Pothutakawa known for the 'sprigs' of red flowers about november december It is know as the new Zealand Xmas tree.