This morning I spent about an hour outside cutting up pieces of lasiandra. This is always very brittle and I lost some in the last storm a few weeks ago. The other casualties were half my tamarillo tree and a jacaranda that had worked loose and was blowing around in circles. Doug arrived just after I finished cutting up the lasiandra and tamarillo and he cut the top off the jacaranda and we will see whether it survives.
After some soup for lunch we went to visit Max and happened to arrive just as the National Party candidate, Dr. Shane Reti, was setting up. We were very impressed with him. He spoke about his life and aspirations and then, in Maori tradition,
We then went for a short drive to see the Whangarei Falls after all the rain.
Half of the top of the tamarillo tree has broken off. I hope it will heal and regrow.
It doesn't look very big lying on the ground.
It was hard to get a photo of the pieces that had broken off the lasiandra.
This is the pile of lasiandra ready to be cut up. The leafy pieces were cut up for compost and the wheelie bin while the woody parts are cut up to dry for kindling.
Looking down from the top of the falls. The walkway across the river at the top of the falls had been closed.
This is a photo of the falls from below taken last December