As I walked around Waiheke Island I couldn’t help but the similarities and differences between Washington State. A lot of the spring flowers were the same, but some of the blooms were monsters. I saw the biggest calla lilies of my life (see photo below with my hand next to one).
There was one huge difference…the spring flowers are blooming in December instead of April/May. This is really throwing my “seasonal clock” for a loop. It’s very difficult to comprehend that Christmas is only two weeks away.