Friday, June 22, 2018

SUNSHINE

We awoke to sunshine this morning - wonderful.  According to the headlines in the local paper we had 214 mm in 30 hours.  I know that a 22 cm high straight sided bucket that was empty has overflowed.  State Highway 1 - the main highway that runs from the top to the bottom of New Zealand was closed because of flooding just north of us.

Anyway, the sun is shining and it will all dry out.  We went in to Kamo to get a couple of items and then to the Park in Tikipunga and had a good walk with Sophie.  It was great to get out and stretch ones legs.



The river was very high - one can usually see the rocks here and Doug kept Sophie on her lead as we didn't want her being swept away and over Whangarei Falls.


When we got home I made a pear and date cake (I think it is the first time I have made it gluten free and it was delicious.  Doug meanwhile got on with the sunroom.


The clouds are coming in now.  This is the view from the new sunroom.



LATER; I was just going to close Kim's cat door when I couldn't find her.  Luckily, I looked behind me and noticed the chairs I had covered while Doug was working with the wallboard.  I lifted up one side and problem sorted.  She is very happy in her "tent".



11 comments:

  1. sun after rain is so invigorating

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    1. Another lovely day today. Good for the soul,

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  2. Gorgeous weather here. Not too hot, very little humidity, and the pool is at 27 C. Does life get better than that?

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    1. If the pool is 27 degrees what on earth is the actual temperature? Sounds a bit too hot for me.

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  3. Cat tent! :D

    The skies look lovely over your way. Solstice for you: longer days. Solstice for us: shorter days. We've had lovely weather this past week. 17-20 degrees with bright, blue skies.

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    1. Yes, Kim loves to be under cover. 17-20 sounds pretty good. About 15 here.

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  4. We've had similar weather here but not as much rain as Northland has had, btw we are looking forward to having some good old storms back again once we move to Kerikeri

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  5. Beautiful photos! So nice to see the cute shed for the cat:)

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