Our winter weather here in Levin is very changeable. Sunny with showers, and then the sun coming out again, nice still days followed by pesky winds. We even had a bout of thunder and lightning the other day. All that noise overhead made Gemma scarper in fear of her life, and we found her later hiding in the bottom of the wardrobe. She thinks she is rather brave and fearless cat, but loud noises turn her into a real scardey cat!
Hiding in the bottom of the wardrobe
It’s been cold enough to have the heat pump on most nights, and I really pleased that we have finally purchased a tumble drier, so handy for finishing off the washing which doesn’t quite dry off during the day.
All the leaves have finally dropped from the weeping tree (not sure what kind it is) in the front of the house. We heard birds noisily chirping and looked out to see a tui singing his heart out. It looked a very wintry scene indeed, with the tui sitting on the bare branches.
Tui in winter
We will still have plenty of cold, wet, wintry weather for a while, but now we have passed the shortest day, we can take heart that the days are counting down to summer!