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Friday, 29 June 2018

Mid Winter in Paradise

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.

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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.

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Tararua Ranges

2 comments:

Janice said...

Our weather is a bit all over the place too. Freezing cold last week, some very welcome rain a few days ago and now they are forecasting temps up to 18 degrees next week! That is unheard of at this time of year. Make the most of your nice days while you can.

Marilyn McDonald said...

When I was driving back from Paraparaumu the other day, I saw that the snow was on the Tararuas - no wonder it has been chilly in Waikanae ...

Cheers, Marilyn