Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Winter blooms

A spontaneous visit to the botanical gardens in Wellington this afternoon. Its been very mild, sunny weather lately, and I was amazed by the amount of colourful blooms on show - magnolias, rhodos, camellias, jonquils, violets. And daphne - some little corners were almost overwhelmingly fragrant. Conveniently, the gardens have an excellent playground (although its a bit of an uphill hike), so everyone is happy. And time for a quick botany lesson on the way home.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A quiet return

When we moved to New Zealand at the start of the year I decided to call it quits on the blog. But 6 months later I miss it, and I miss having a record of our stuff and goings on.
This is a corner of our new place that I like right now. Its accidental - the print is waiting to be taken in to work to brighten my very dull office. Meanwhile, it makes me smile when I walk in the door.