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Sublime Spring!

Spring! Huzzah, Spring! My favourite season has arrived in New Zealand and I'm so happy to have survived the cold and to be heading into warmer weather. The daffodils are already nearly finished; they came out quite early this year. The roses are all leafing up and looking lush, the bluebells are up but not flowering yet and the freesias outside my lounge window are smelling gorgeous. I forgot to take a picture of the daffodils out when they looked wonderful, so instead of subjecting you to wilted flowers I'm popping in a picture of the hills (photo taken from my gate). I know it looks photo-shopped, but trust me! It isn't!

Spring

The downside of all this New Zealand sunshine is that it is so harsh and stain/paint fades too quickly. I'm needing to restain all my decking this year which involves a lot of water blasting with my super charged new water blaster (FUN!) and painting (ICK! Where are swabbies when you need 'em?). Still, it must be done and I ought to have it all finished and the garden looking wonderful for the Christmas Day BBQ which I'm going to host again this year. Nothing nicer than celebrating Christmas out in the sunshine rather than huddled around a fire! (And yes, I'm already planning for Xmas. Aren't you?).

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Posted by Pausey

Ahhhhhhh
The Joys of sneaking out at Dusk, to hunt down a Kiwi.

Wraping it in Clay.

Hanging the beasty from yea Mast for a min of 40 days. (Thay take time to mature)

Then bakeing in yea olde cannon , just in time for the 25th Dec.

September 24, 2009 at 04:13 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Burninator

That is so damn pretty. Can I come visit you? How about for Christmas? =P

September 26, 2009 at 08:26 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Adrielle

You don't like painting?! I love it! hehe... I'll paint ur deck =D. I painted my room purpley lilac! hehe. It looks nice. The ceiling is purpley blue!

September 27, 2009 at 06:14 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Queenofb

Spring is glorious across the river too. Well, except for the damned wind and dust storms that have been blowing about.
So sad - MUST get across the river one day to explore - it always looks so enticing.
And... if you're doing a hangi for Christmas, I'll pop over and paint that deck ;) With all those beeeaaauuutiful cows in the pic... Oh now I'm just being greeedy *chuckles* . I'd kill to eat at another hangi though - the mates that used to make them over here went home :(

September 27, 2009 at 09:06 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Carsomyr

Warmer weather? Sunshine? It's freezing cold all day long! :S

But you have one awesometastic view from your gate. Are you taking boarders for the summer? ;P

September 27, 2009 at 10:22 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Skeletal

Sheesh, some people get all the luck. What I'd give to be painting a house rather then shoveling horse manure...
Tell me, what hills are those, look beautiful, I'm guessing somewhere in the south island? Our daffodils haven't come up here yet in Hawke's Bay, could post you a couple if you want =P

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Nice shot! Love the background.

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