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Four fat feijoas and a smiling kiwi

I was surprised and delighted to see a smile inside my breakfast kiwifruit this morning. The pale flesh normally forms a circle but today it was a smile shape….perhaps it was in honour of my grandson’s third birthday?
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We had a great party this afternoon with lots of fun and food.

And oh yum it is Feijoa time at last. These four fat feijoas were on a special shelf at the fruiterers on Thursday.
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There was a fifth fat Feijoa but I enjoyed that on Saturday. It was sweet and succulent.

Delicious autumn fruit.


Synchronicity today

We have a birthday in the family today. A year after this child was born, my parents gave us a miniature rose bearing the name of our one year old. The rose has survived a shift to our current garden and a little over three decades of life. I grew a new bush from a cutting off the original a few years ago and we now watch the two plants to see whether they will flower on cue.

This year the buds have stayed tight thanks to cooler temperatures and cloudier skies for the past week. But yesterday the signs were there that the buds were ready to open and sure enough they have bloomed fully today, marking the birthday.

We have enjoyed the synchronicity.

Please bear with me……

Suddenly it is November which means a birthday in the family and a short run down to the family wedding on Christmas Eve day, Christmas and the promise of a new grandchild early in the New Year.

There is a bit to get sorted and organized between now and then so please bear with me as I blog a little less.

While my focus is on preparations here is a photo or two of just how busy nature is being out in my garden during this abundant spring we are experiencing.

These are our Snowball trees in a mass of creamy white flowers.

Quick catchup

My weekend was pretty busy with the usual household chores needing attention but more importantly my grandson’s second birthday to attend.   His birthday dawned calm, warm and sunny which meant we could spend time outdoors playing as well as enjoy opening presents and eating yummy food inside.  It would be impossible not to delight in his interest in almost everything and his high energy.  Almost all his immediate family, a couple of adult friends and a special young friend  were there to celebrate the day with him.   Digital cameras have captured some wonderful pictures of a special day.

He spent a couple of hours on Sunday here while  his parents went and had a coffee together.  So I enjoyed more time with him, hearing all the new words and short sentences he can say, watching his new gait and increasing ability to balance his body in different activities and as always his inquiring mind. 

I love quirky things and in today’s paper I read that a woman in earthquake ravaged Christchurch had been given a bright yellow tea towel and on it was printed ” Life sent your lemons?………make a gin and tonic.”    Seemed like good advice given their current situation.