The ten day forecast does not have one "sun symbol' in it so it is batten down the hatches and stay inside for today at least. The wind was howling all night and there is a macrocarpa tree across both lanes of a road not far from here. The rain is just starting.
On the home front the latest project for Doug was the surround for my pot belly stove. It is directly opposite the front door and the kitchen and looked like this
It now looks like this with the surround made of rimu to match the woodwork in the kitchen.