Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spring has arrived

The Almond has never had so much blossom!
To the right of photo is the Lemon & Grapefruit trees fully laden!
One of the Plums in bloom!

If you look closely you can see the Wood pigeon, in the pencil willows. He was eating from our kowhai tree and we distrubed him.

We have had the wettest, coldest winter since records began! So much for global warming. Now we are in for an early spring Hooray!

This is my favourite time of the year, just love it! It's as if the garden has been sleeping and now comes to life! Every day I notice something blooming, or growing. The world is a nicer place in spring!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The great escape!

Decided we needed a holiday!

So shut up shop on the Thursday , left a note on the door.

"Closed Friday, Saturday Sunday & Monday" !

We left at 4.00am to go bush. As usual the other half moaned about how much stuff we had, but it all fitted in along with the dogs. Then set off on a 4 hour drive to the Napier / Taupo highway.

In the first photo the hut where we stay, can just be seen.

The great escape!

view from hut
Horopito (Pepper wood)

Interesting fungi

An old Silver beech tree

Setting out

Road to hut

Another view from hut

View from hut

Oh that road!