For various reasons I haven't been with Doug to walk Sophie (Labrador) in the park at Tikipunga for a while. The South Island is having a cold blast with snow to low levels. Up here it is cold for us. I see it reached 10 degrees today although it felt a lot colder in the wind. Still it was a lovely clear day with just one short shower in the early afternoon.
The Council does a wonderful job maintaining the parks and reserves here. Unfortunately, people always drop litter but we pick that up as we walk and there wasn't a lot this morning.
This is my neighbour's lemon tree which hangs over to my side quite nicely. My tree got removed when the Gleditsia was cut down recently. Still Doug's tree is laden as well so plenty of hot lemon and ginger drinks for the winter.