Today in Wellington it is a glorious, sunny and warm day, in total contrast to yesterday’s gales, rain and chills. … More
So at 4pm the Prime Minister announced that all of New Zealand, except for Auckland, will go down to Level … More
Another day in lockdown, with 562 cases now. We’ll be dropping down to Level 3 here on Wednesday, but Auckland … More
As we reach the middle of August, there are clear signs of spring out there. There has been some very … More
It is the end of July already, day 212 of the year, and a gloriously sunny day with bright blue skies.
“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.” Vita Sackville-West
Hello from a what has been lovely, sunny Wellington and on my birthday too! Yes, another year has gone by since the last one. Can I also suggest you look at the date? 3 x 7 = 21. How about that? Or is it just me that thought about it?
Oh what a miserable, grey and wet day it is here! Not a day to be out and gardening, or even taking photos for the blog. At least we heard there were no more community cases of Covid-19 after last week’s scare. Keep you fingers crossed for us that it stays like that!
As we approach the shortest day, the weather remains mild here, with day time temperatures up to 16 or 17C, with nights around 12C. With the odd bits of rain as well, things continue to grow well out there. I’ve been able to get out and tidy a bit, but with so many pots now on the terrace, reaching the ones at the back (sorry curry plant and thyme). I really need a reorganisation somehow!
The shortest day approaches here in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the season of dark mornings walking to work, cooler days and time to rug up and light candles.