02 May 2009

Kaikawaka, Shorts Track

Emergent kaikawaka below Shorts Track, Ngamoko RangeLooking South from Shorts Track after a cold night camped on the tops of the Ngamoko Range. The big trees are kaikawaka (Libocedrus bidwillii), the reddish shrubbery in the lower canopy is pepperwood (Pseudowintera colorata), the bright green is mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus). Various other species in there, too.
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4 comments:

Patricia said...

This view is mythic.

Michael said...

Makes me want to sit a spell and breathe faraway air.

the watercats said...

The shape of those trees remind me of those beautiful Japanese paintings. stunning scenery!

pohanginapete said...

Patricia, I hesitate to mention Tolkien's book and the recent films, but the connection is inescapable.

Michael, it's good air to breathe.

Watercats, true. Kaikawaka evoke all sorts of images; they're wonderful for stimulating memory and imagination.