As I said yesterday, I was off to research native flora for Cheryls block. I spent quite a while at flickr, looking at pics of Pohutukawa flowers, and ended up doing them how I would of without looking..... The pohutukawa is a native New Zealand tree, and it has these wonderful flowers that bloom just on Christmas. The trees look fantastic with a profusion of red flowers against the green foliage. They are known as the New Zealand Christmas tree (fancy that).
Anyway, I am particularly pleased with how these have turned out, they actually look like pohutukawa flowers! yay.