Sunshine and a tacky tree!

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Discarded farm machinery in the South Island of New Zealand. Photo by D. Clegg.

At last a day of sunshine and a reminder that it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Gone are the days of cheap plastic toys and a deep fascination with wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. Presents with gaudy pictures of a large man dressed in red announce that  Christmas is almost upon us.  Our tacky tree bends pitifully under an assortment of equally tacky decorations. 

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