Friday, February 24, 2017

Morning skies from Mauao

Lately since my hours at work have been so changeable I've been doing alot of morning walks around Mount Maunganui. This one is from 2 days ago when I was about 3/4 of the way around. Nice isn't it?

More Skywatch Fridays here :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Red Hibiscus are thriving

After the rain we've had these Hibiscus are loving the damp conditions and this one along with many others on a tree I passed while out walking seem to be thriving.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Seagulls and Sea eggs

Another walk around the Mount (Mauao) today, so nice to get out in the fresh air and I spotted this gull sitting on a rock drying out after the rain.

And this one that I found on a rock after climbing down onto the beach from the path. It's the remains of a sea egg or as we commonly call it Kina.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday and Macro Monday :-)

Friday, February 17, 2017

End of the Summer drought

I'm pleased to say that since yesterday morning it's been raining. NZ has been going through quite a severe drought. Over Summer it was very very dry, grass was brown, people around the country were running out of water, everything needed replenishing. This is the view from the front driveway of our apartment. I can't see Mount Maunganui in the distance because of the rain but it's good to see everything wet.

The new apartments being built next door are coming along, it's a pity they are so close to us but we knew when we first moved in here that they were going to be built.

But at least the geraniums and daisies in my plant pots on the deck are enjoying being fed by the raindrops.

More Skywatch Fridays here :-)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pony rides at Mount Drury

Over the school holidays, which were in early January we were on holiday for 2 weeks and over that time we went for walks just about every day. While walking past Mount Drury one hot Summer's day there were quite a few activities set up for the kids, one of which was Pony rides.  It looked very popular.

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Wednesday around the World :-)


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