Up early but no work in the garden as I watched the Inauguration live at 5.30 a.m. So good to hear the President of the United States give a coherent speech of hope, but Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have so much work ahead of them. I just hope that for the sake of all my friends there that this is the start of calm.
This was the cartoon in our local paper today.
After breakfast we headed out of town to visit friends for a birthday celebration. I had intended to take a couple of photos of their views over the Hikurangi Swamp but we were so busy catching up that I didn't get around to it.
Back home we had a late lunch and I caught up on mail. I had an email from my cousin near Toronto telling me that the calendar I posted on 23rd November had just arrived. That is the time postage by surface mail used to take. I was just pleased it had finally got there so that I don't have to hassle with New Zealand Post and buy another calendar. The postage for one calendar was $26.00 which is ridiculous.
Finally managed to put my feet up and read for an hour and will now go out to pick and water. Still lots left on my today's "to do" list but most of it will have to wait for tomorrow.