Saturday, 20 August 2016

Out in the paddocks

Some photos my GKB took while out and about
 on some country roads during the week.

This one is our favourite.

joining in the fun with
friday foto friends

Friday, 12 August 2016

No room on the knee

We have had an enforced week or so at home because of colds so decided today it was time for a foray into the outside world.
After lunch we went for a visit with eldest daughter and were  greeted at the gate by grand daughter's dog guarding the property.

This is Mack. He is staying with our daughter while
 his folk are away for a few days in Auckland.
Mack decided the best place to sit on a cool winter's day
 was my lap. Not to be left out Sooty also decided
 the best place to sit on a cool winter's day was my lap. 
Sooty has never sat on my lap in all the years
 I have known him, about seven!
There's a first time for everything I guess :)

Mack also usually sits on my GKB's knee, a privilege
 for my GKB as Mack has a bit of an aversion to men.
So don't ask me what was different today. 
I don't know. Jealousy perhaps?
It meant I couldn't move until it was time to go.
 Well I could have but I didn't.

And this was Mack as we left, all wrapped up in
 a blanket because his paws and ears were cold.

Have a good week,

Friday, 5 August 2016

It's snowing today

Earlier in the week other sorts of other excitement 
was happening outside our window. We are having new 
broadband cables laid and this was the scene outside.

But I want to show you some of the quick pics I took today,
so here we are, this is more or less the same scene today.

At the moment we are having a bit of a sleet storm.
It may turn to snow but it may just turn to slush.

We are too low lying to get good snow very often, 
but high enough for the schools to be closed 
occasionally due to teachers not being
 able to make it. Today the schools are closed 
as this weather bomb moves up the country. 
A snow day for the kids, they'll love it.

My poor polys are not looking too good.
 I need to get out and do some cleaning up 
and get rid of the dead leaves etc.That's frozen 
snow on the leaves. They are getting a bit 
of a hiding this year what with frost and now snow.

Just a little look at part of my yard when
 I got up this morning.We had had a little snow overnight
 and some flurries this morning but not a lot. 

Still it was enough for my GKB to want to go out 
and practice with his camera and while he was out
 he built a mini snowman on the picnic table :) 

I hope you've enjoyed my little bit of winter today 
and all you people sweltering in the blistering 
summer heat have cooled off a little.

Keep well 
whatever you are doing,