Friday, August 19, 2011

Snow White

 NZ has just been under the spell of a HUGE snow storm direct from Antarctica. We have not had snow like this for 40 or 50 years in the Wairarapa.

Front lawn looked amazing when we woke in the morning

Topiary as it is MEANT to look - with a dusting of snow!
 As you would expect - I went mad clicking away with the camera! So incredible to have this at our house.

 The kids had a BLAST tobogganing on the farm, on makeshift toboggans. ( The spelling looks really wrong there - but it's not a word I have ever had to write down until now!!)...
Sam standing with his foot on top of a gate post!! It was THAT deep!!!


It truly was a winter wonderland for a few days. School closed for two days, then on day three, we were blocked off from the outside world by a huge landslide across our road. Another day off school......

 Back to normal now, and we got away so lightly on the farm, with lambing not due to start for a few more weeks, thank goodness. We were warm and had plenty of provisions, so were able to simply ENJOY the novelty!!

Looking from the inside, out was magic - much warmer too, funnily enough!.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


 These prickly things looked amazing in the evening light last night - but my word I wouldn't want to sit on one!! Great burglar deterent under a window?? The light in early morning and evening is so warm compared to the harshness of midday. The Camellias (below) were positively glowing. Roll on spring....

Friday, August 5, 2011

Winter flowers peeking through

Brave little bumble bee
Brrrrrrrrr... Still lots of cold days, with occasional sunshine. Perfect for taking photos of the brave little souls of the garden world poking their heads up above the icy ground.....I love the snowbells. These were taken in my Mother-In-Laws 'Dursley' Garden last week.....Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Oriental Parade

After our recent holiday in Wellington, the top photo is one of my favourite shots, showing our own interpretation of Oriental Parade at night. SUCH a cool city to visit.

Also had fun choosing paintings at the Art Show, and came back with two - both happen to be a bird theme!  Now have to do some rearranging to find them a home...Love that part!! I think I just may have been influenced by the bird watching going on at home - what do you think??

Waxeyes at my Mother-in-Law's Dursley Garden

Monday, August 1, 2011

School holiday snow

At the top of the farm

Temperature gauge on the motorbike! -2.

Sam and Phoebe with snowman

SNOW - it only happens every couple of years at home, so when it does - out come the cameras, gloves and hats! Too early for lambs, thank goodness, so we could just enjoy it, knowing it was only here for a few days.