Spring flooding in Raglan


 I was going through some of my old photos and found this one of Raglan when we visited there about 3 years ago. Usually Spring here in NZ throws out some wild weather and occasionally we get flooding/cyclones/storms/snow in various places. This particular time they had had huge amounts of rain and by the time we arrived there most of the flooding had disappeared except this one portion.  At the moment we are waiting to see what this season brings for us before Summer arrives in November/December

I have been spending alot of time in the garden this week and less time online like I usually do.  I planted some marguerite daisies that I bought from my work and also am propogating several cuttings off it as they are so easy to grow along with Fuchsia, Hebes and some succulents. I have also been following several tutorials on how to crochet, so far I've just started learning how to make a throw/blanet after buying half a dozen balls of wool. I discovered our town has a local wool/craft shop which I visited yesterday with my daughter - that has been very dangerous as they have so many things that appealed to us, so far I've bought 2 different sized crochet needles off them.

As for Corona news here I think people are getting more and more over it. Auckland has had one more death and is now in level 2.5 with level 1 being the lowest. I think it's going to be quite some time before life goes back to normal. The instructions from HQ has been wear a mask as much as you can but it's easy to see most people are taking it as not serious and with this weekend bringing more fine weather there will be less social distancing and more people thinking they can do what they want.

Linking up with Weekend Reflections

Comments

  1. ...many rivers look like this here in spring, we went to a park today and there is very little water in the river.

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  2. I love visiting knitting shops with my wife. The different colors and textures are amazing. We are still fumbling and bumbling the Corona thing here. Hopefully we'll get a vaccine next year. Nobody is holding out any hope for the vaccine the President has promised, three days before the election.

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  3. and another death last night. Not good. I just hope the virus isn't brought up to Northland.

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  4. Good luck with the cuttings and the learning to crochet. I haven't donned a mask yet, but I am avoiding all crowded situations. From what I have seen, most people are aware of staying socially distanced but maybe it depends on the places you visit.

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  5. Oh yeah! Yarn shops! Dangerous places to visit. Some people visit vineyards, or archaeological sites on holidays, F visits yarn shops. Can you believe it? As if the stash in this place wasn't big enough already. She wishes you well with the crochet and hopes you form a life long attachment to it. Her grandmothers taught her knitting and crochet and she believes they are as good as any exotic meditation for making calm in your brain - and you get a wearable at the end of it. Bonus!

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  6. We have a holiday weekend here so it will be interesting to see if there is a spike in cases after the weekend. All businesses require people to wear masks but there are still quite a few resisters around. One couple told a friend of mine that none of this was real. I'm not sure how anyone can think that.

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  7. Gorgeous reflection shot ~ lovely and idyllic ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Good luck crocheting, my wife crochets all the time, making blankets, shawls and other things she fancies.

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  9. I wish we had a yarn shop. I'm crocheting granny squares with the last of my yarn. Then I suppose I'll have to buy online. The cheapest wool here comes from turkey

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  10. That's a lovely shot of the Raglan bridge. Material shops are my weakness but there aren't too many of them around now to tempt me.

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  11. People ignore Covid-19 at their peril. The problem seems to be that, in general, the young don't get as ill so they sometimes tend to ignore it and thus spread it to those who do get ill. I know people who have had it and survived (albeit with some terrible long term effects) and I, for one, take it very seriously even though I live in a place where for 6 months we've had no known infections but now that there are lots of tourists and people going away there have been 2 cases this week.

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  12. Our weather is a bit the same Amy, today and the next few days are going to be quite wintry, I don't mind that though, we need as much rain as possible before the long dry summer. Enjoy your gardening, it's a super rewarding experience after a day in the garden to stand back and admire your efforts, I love it 💜

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