The Weeping Light Willow is a weeping tree found near sheltered lakes and rivers throughout New Zealand. It can grow up to 22m tall.
Buds appear in Spring, containing clusters of luminescent fruits that drape below on long vines. As the bud opens into a flower, the fruits remain, attracting moths that feed on the flower’s nectar and pollinate it.
A few weeks ago there were many, many of these washed up on Hatfields Beach. I wondered if it was shark season, but think perhaps it is fishing season.
This is my first bunch of asparagus for 2018. I bought and painted it over a month ago, so I’m a bit late with this upload. And I’m a bit tired of asparagus now, after a month of obsessive consumption. That first taste was pretty wonderful, though.
Entertainment will be arriving soon. Meanwhile, have a cup of coffee.