Hello dear blogging friends
have you wondered where I've been?
We have had the most amazing Summer
down under - like the ones we all
remember from our childhood.
When every day is more perfect than the one before!
When not working, my days have been spent
out and about, walking along the beach
to catch the sea breeze
or in the park beneath the huge old trees
trying to keep cool!
For me the languid hot days are not conducive
to sitting at my computer writing!
I have been reading your posts and
I'm pretty much up to date with what you
are all doing!
I see my dear Northern Hemisphere friends
have been dealing with snow, snow and more snow.
Seeing your photos of shovelling
mounds of snow to create a pathway
made me feel exhausted!!!
My garden has suffered from the drought
I have been reluctant to water more than
once a week, in my effort to conserve water.
My five new David Austen roses are all
looking rather sad......
However we had a good downpour yesterday
so they will bounce back and fingers crossed
I will have flowers again!
These photos were taken on a visit to the
Auckland Botanical Gardens
which covers 64 hectares of gardens and forest.
The day we visited it was full of family groups
and it was wonderful to see the children
running and playing as I'm sure many of them
live in smaller houses and apartments now
with small gardens.
The price of property in Auckland now is prohibitive
for young families, I really feel sorry for the ones
buying their first home.
Is it the same where you live?
.....until next time.
I look forward to reading your comments and
catching up with what you are up to!
Take care and
be kind to one another