Gretchen Markle

Travel Blog

(posted on 3 Oct 2016)

A quiet day today. We're just slowly getting ready to go home.

Young Cabbage Tree

Cabbage trees are nifty, funny-looking things. They look like a cross between a palm tree and pampas grass. This one is a little one out on the patio. In the wild, they can grow up to 10 metres or so tall.

There's another tree (Kowhai) in the yard that is covered in drooping yellow blossoms. The birds LOVE it. So far, we've seen Blackbirds, Thrushes, European goldfinches, Chaffinches, Tuis, Rosellas (bright green parakeets with red faces) and even one of the big native pigeons!