What a bumpy month August has been, healthwise. I’m sorry I haven’t been posting, or visiting
other blogs, but I simply haven’t felt up to it.
I’m still undergoing tests so not really sure what is going
on, but it seems possible there is more than one issue happening at the same
Hopefully September will be a better month, especially as it
signals the start of Spring. Many birds
around here have been getting quite territorial and amorous for a couple of
weeks now, so no doubt it won’t be long before we start hearing little cheeps
around the place (especially from the noisy sparrows!).
And this last week, our resident blackbirds have begun
singing their Dawn Chorus. What a
welcome sound that is.
My little garden has been giving me much joy. My first Iceland Poppy shyly opened its
petals this morning, hovering over the Violet and Sweet Alyssum which have been
scenting the air for some days now.
I love to sit out here when the day is warm and the icy
winds are not blowing.
Welcome to Spring 😊
HEADER PHOTO FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
September’s photo is of the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of
Plenty. This scene was taken from
Thornton, where the river empties into the Pacific Ocean (this river is not to
be confused with the Rangitikei River lower down the North Island). In the background can be seen the volcanic
cone of Mt Edgecumbe.
This photo was taken back in 2008 so no doubt the view has
changed since then as the river has suffered a few floods in that time.