Tag Archives: walk

Yesterday before the rain

The weather forecast mentioned increasing cloud and rain. That all seemed to come in a little earlier than forecast so with the clouds thickening as a warning we headed out for a short stroll at Aotea Lagoon. Our timing was perfect and we enjoyed the sheltered area near the small duck pond and rose garden.
No spring baby water fowl were in evidence and the stunning flowering cherry tree was still to burst forth but there were some other lovely colours to soak up and record with the camera.
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Kowhai trees in full flower at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

Kowhai trees in full flower at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua


Iceland Poppies

Iceland Poppies


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This Wisteria will be a mass of flower and fragrance in the next week. I suspect the colour of the flowers will deepen as more emerge.
Wisteria at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

Wisteria at Aotea Lagoon, Porirua

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Today is wet, windy and cold again. Truly spring in Wellington.

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Dappling, dabbling and dawdling

When the spring winds died later in the afternoon yesterday we headed to Aotea Lagoon for a walk and to enjoy the surroundings there.
I particularly enjoyed the dappling of the sun on water in the larger of the two duck ponds.
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The ducks were dabbling.
This gull was content to allow me to dawdle very close to his/her perch.
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And other gulls were dawdling in a group near the main Lagoon.
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Sun, late afternoon light, water, nature….what could be better on a late Sunday afternoon in September.

Letter box art and the Rugby World Cup

Passionate, crafty All Blacks supporter

I have just been for a walk in our neighbourhood and noticed lots of decorations supporting the Rugby World Cup that is happening in my country at the moment.

Car flags, flags in windows, messages sprayed on house windows are commonplace but this letter box art took the prize today I felt.

Friday wrap-up, a day late

Saturday 2nd July: Friday wrap-up, a day late.

So here are a few things that have happened today. It has been a good one.

 I realized that the very cold weather we have had this week is just the thing to stimulate my newly planted garlic bulbs.

 The coffee was good and hot at the café this morning

 A friend and I had a discussion about resilience which is a topic we are both interested in

 I walked around the lake near our shopping centre and enjoyed the winter light, the water, the birds and some stunning colours that surprised me in the depths of a steely, raw winter’s day

 Hot soup was just the right food for lunch

 I took some interesting photos on a walk near my home. I’ve included these two of a Melia tree near our local dairy. It looks so vastly different to the one in my garden.

 I completed my Garden Bird survey and was delighted by the number of chaffinchs in the count this year

 I did a guided meditation as the light of the day faded

 Everyone enjoyed their hot roast dinner

 There was some humorous television to watch in the evening.

And I found a new blog which I will be following closely with great interest. I’d encourage you to have a look:-)