Pilot Bay in Tauranga Harbour when a cruise ship is leaving.
Looking at Ohiwa Harbour and Ohope beach on a sunny day.
Watching fresh water bubble up from a spring below, at Hamurana Springs.
Seeing our late afternoon shadows in the water.
Walking through and gazing up at these magnificent Redwood trees in the Grove at Hamurana. ( sequoia Sempervirens - native to North America. )
Seeing the first Autumn tints in the glow of sunset.
Feeding this group of ducks ( a different lot ) at McLaren's Falls Park.
Having this little helicopter land on our loading area to take our 79 year old guest for a flight around the district.
She just loved it . That's how blue our sky was at 9.30 this morning. ( it's quite cloudy again now - maybe more rain? )
She has now flown to Auckland for more adventures. We will see her once more at Easter before she flies home to Somerset. I hope I am as happy and adventurous as her if I reach 79. For us it is now back to work - but every thing is quite damp. Since the drought broke we have over several days and nights now had 45 mls of rain. The whole BOP has taken on a green tint again. WE also had fun playing Kubbb on the lawn, having BBQs and meals out
The red nerines are flowering up the dry hill.
I still have 3 vases of flower from the tables at the wedding, mainly the curly green chrysthanemums and a few lisianthus. They won't hold much longer. We are still picking beans and lots of courgettes and tomatoes although the rain has split some.
This is a poor photo but is proof that I did get some sewing done about a week ago - more to follow on that soon.