Palm beach ~ you can still see the red flowers of the Pohutakawa tree in the foreground.
Summer in New Zealand is here and that means swimming at the beach, the sound of happy children, the deafening noise from the cicadas, sizzling barbecues, salads and long lazy days.
Chores are put off until another day.
Onetangi beach, which I think is one of my favourite beaches on the Island and where we mostly come to swim.
"Then followed that beautiful season ...Summer. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I took my camera when we went to the beach, as there is a Summer photo competition, that I would like to enter.
Waiheke Island is a popular tourist destination for holiday makers to come to at this time of the year.
I hope that the first week of the year, is going well for you and you are having fun, if it be in the sun or snow.
Enjoy this season with its many happy reasons to celebrate!