Planting and voting


 Our town has about 8 waterfalls in total - this photo is part of the track that leads to one of them: "Charlie's Rock" which we visited in 2018.  I can see the pink Spring blossoms near the bend in the river and the Toi Tois on the right with their big white plumes - those things when the wind blows them give me hayfever.

At the moment we have our country's general elections about to happen so the different parties have been visiting towns around NZ on their campaign trails. After the voting booths opened last weekend we chose to vote early before the big day in 2 Saturdays time. Neither B nor I do crowds so it was nice and quiet for us. But we have had perfect sunny Spring days so on my days off I have been out in the garden planting new Osteospermums, Lavender and Daisies I've bought online, those are plants I know that will handle the Summer heat well. 

Linking up with Skywatch Friday, Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections.

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  1. You have reminded me I need to get out and vote as well. I don't like crowds either :)

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  2. I passed by two polling locations on a drive to my local shopping mall. One was in the mall. Voting is so easy here.

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  3. that's a pretty scene...good luck with the elections!

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  4. It looks a prettylace. I am hoping for some dry weather so I can get my bulbs planted.

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  5. Good luck with your summer plants. I wonder how your summer will be. With plenty of rain I hope

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  6. That's beautiful!! Good luck on your voting. Our election is a total dumpster fire.

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    1. Yes, we have been keeping up with the shenanigans from here.

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  7. Beautiful scene and yay for voting early. We can do on THE one day or per letter...

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  8. Gorgeous water shot and good luck with voting ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. A peaceful scene.

    We're not due for any election, though our federal government at the moment is a minority one, so one never knows if a snap election gets called.

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  10. That's a pretty shot. Glad you are enjoying great weather. We are voting here too.

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  11. That's a pretty scene. I would love to see the waterfalls and you have eight of them, that's great. Good luck on the election. I just read that you beat covid for the second time. Yay for NZ. Our whole country is on level 3 but I'm thinking we will eventually go to another lockdown. Too many people and too many contacts. Most of the cases are people between 30-40 years old.

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  12. I voted yesterday, it's so easy to do this year. But I got very cross with the old lady (probably my age but grumpy with it) who gave me my papers along with a lecture on social distancing. I politely suggested perhaps she could wear a mask. Grumpiness must be contagious! Did you get any photos of Charlie's Rock falls?

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    1. Sounds like the lady needed reminding what being kind means. I posted photos of the waterfall here: https://comingupclose3.blogspot.com/2018/09/charlies-rock-waterfall.html

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  13. As I'm sure you know, we have a big election coming up in a few weeks. I'll be doing the same as you. I'm going to vote today.

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  14. Charlie's Rock is gorgeous Amy, what a lovely sight the waterfalls are. Hope the elections go the way you would prefer ✨

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  15. ...I hope that your election is more peaceful than ours will be!

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