Some of the early blossom is out in the orchards around about Havelock North.
As it is winter here we are still getting frosts in the early mornings. Different orchards protect their blossom in different ways. Some use huge fans and windmills. Some use helipcopters to keep the air moving.
I think this orchard must be spraying the trees with water to keep the frost off. Each morning this week when we have had frost, these trees have been absoulutly soaking and glittering in the sharp morning sunlight like trees made of pink glass. Sorry my photographic ability was not enough to capture this, but take it from me it is a wonderful site.