It may well be mid winter here in New Zealand, but today it could pass for Spring. The skies are blue, the birds are chirping, and the weather is warm and calm. Jack Frost has been calling overnight lately and turning the grass and the tops of cars parked outside white, but that’s a small price to pay for lovely sunny days.
Pretty little silvereye birds have been visiting, enjoying the mandarins I have been putting out on the feeder for them. When we were growing up, we knew these birds as wax eyes.
Silvereye having breakfast
There’s a dusting of snow on the Tararua Ranges, reminding us that although it may well be fine and sunny, the cold winter weather is still to come. Here in New Zealand our coldest winter months are usually July and August. So we will enjoy these calm sunny days while we can.