A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday 12 December 2008

Norfolk Pine Sky

Norfolk Island Pines are endemic strangely enough, to Norfolk Island, but many years ago someone decided quite correctly that they were a hardy beachfront plant, and so most of the beaches on the east coast of Australia feature them.

Of course at Christmas time they are a sitter for a setting the scene for the season.

When I took this photograph yesterday, the temperature was once again 30°C(86°F) yet if you look ever so carefully in the centre left, you'll see a snowman! We do try ever so hard to get into that northern hemisphere season thing!

For the Skywatch Fans, our skies are devoid of cloud for much of the day in summer but the air is full of humidity (81% yesterday), after a few days of that sort of weather, clouds begin to build in the evening and a thunderstorm will roll through, and the whole cycle begins afresh!

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Tanya Breese said...

A beautiful photo for skywatch. Love the little ornaments :)

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo for Sky Watch Friday, showing off the best of living in the tropics for a summery Christmas, thanks for sharing with us all.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Beautiful blue sky and Norfolk pines are a new discovery for me.

Guy D said...

Great shot. Its strange for us in Canada to see Christmas decorations when the weather looks so warm. Must be nice....lol.

Regina In Pictures

Grammy said...

I Very much enjoyed your beautiful photo.
Have a great sky watch week.
Mid Missouri. USA

Gemma Wiseman said...

I'm on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and right now it is cold, windy and rainy! And more is scheduled tomorrow! We have had no humidity yet, but have verged on a few warm days.

Great photos of the pines!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the perspective of your shot of the pines...lovely shot.

Jeannelle said...

This is a great scene for this northern hemisphere dweller to get her mind around......Christmas decor in summer weather! Happy SkyWatching!

Arija said...

If you have thunderstorms rolling through in the evening you must be up north to also match the humidity.
Nice shots and I like the song the children sing.

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