Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Autumn ... and some Aussie visitors
Autumn is here in the south - but the trees haven't been told.
There is a little bit of colour change but not a lot.
Today was a lovely warm day, 28 degs C.
so my GKB and I decided that we would try
to take some photo's of the plain in all it's autumn glory.
We headed up to the bridge over the motorway to see what we could do.
We were looking not quite into the sun which has resulted in the pictures
being a little hazy.
Looking north across the plain toward Mount Allen,
lovely, green and lush.
Part of our little town in the foreground.
Further around toward the west, where our warm wind was blowing in from.
Not a lot of colour. On the whole I think it has been too warm
even though we have had snow on the hills a couple of times.
Looking west to Mount Maungatua.
Now what has this got to do with Aussies you may ask?
Nothing really, except that my little mother's 91 year old sister,
her daughter and grand daughter came over for a surprise, flying visit.
And flying it was.
They spent a week in New Zealand,
flew from one end of the country to the other, and back again,
visiting various relatives on the way and tomorrow fly home again.
We all went out for dinner last night,
girls only as the men had other things happening.
Three cousins, grand daughter took the photos.
We had a lovely meal together made all the more enjoyable
because it was a spur of the moment thing.
We all enjoyed the visit, its a long time since we have caught up,
in one case about 40 years.
Have a lovely week,
till next time.