Hello, spring. Please stay a while.

It’s officially spring here in New Zealand.

Yesterday we received glorious rays of sunshine all day on the Kapiti Coast, and Ben and I spent as much time as we could outdoors.  I was able to get some more weeding done, along with getting all of our laundry dried outside.  I made a note to myself to never use bark for mulching on top of weed mats.  Weeds love it.  You can’t keep them away.  They grow through the weed mat, honest to goodness.  I still have a ways to go in some areas of the yard!

We had the kittens (they’re not really kittens now) out for a bit, so I decided to get the camera out and capture a few action shots.  It’s harder than you think!  Especially with our little old camera that isn’t very fast.

Ben and Leon having a go at tug of war.  Or possibly Leon thinking he should be walking Ben, instead of the other way around?  Leon loves to take toys and just walk off with them in a very determined fashion, tail held high.

Behind them is what I believe to be a passion fruit vine, and a jasmine vine trying to take over the wire trellis going up the wall.

Winters and Moose (the big cats) are never far away when we’re outside, and before long they decided they were kittens again, too.   They’ve both been more playful since we moved here, both inside and outside.

There’s more green here for them to enjoy, I think.  The yard is huge compared to our last house.  The grass will need a trim soon…the house was advertised with the condition that the owner would take care of the lawns, but the land lord hasn’t said anything to us about it yet.  I want to find a good old push-mower anyway.

Moose decided watching was far better than trying to actually catch the thing everyone else was chasing.

Today there wasn’t a true patch of sun at all.  A slight chill was back in the air, and it was raining before long.  Have I mentioned that it rains at least once every two days here?  I’m not kidding!  In a way I don’t mind it, but I’m itching for it to stay warm and dry for a few days in a row.  As I type these last few words, the rain has turned into a pour.  At least I like the sound of rain on the roof!  It’s very comforting. :)

Have you done anything to greet the new season?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fluffy Tufts
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 04:15:15

    It’s just coming into Autumn here. We’ve had almost constant rain for three days now and it has gone quite cold. Feeling a bit jealous that you are at the start of spring! :-)


    • gwen
      Sep 28, 2012 @ 21:09:58

      I’m sorry! If it makes you feel any better, in 5.5 months or so, we’ll have swapped places! I will be going into Autumn and trying to keep summer from going back to you :P


  2. gwen
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 21:08:51

    Hehe can’t wait to see YOUR new house!


  3. ceciliag
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 13:51:30

    Oh it will come back.. for sure and i also love those old push mowers, a little bit of oil every now and then and they go forever and are a good work out at the same time.. lovely shots, soon you will be planting your garden! c


    • gwen
      Oct 07, 2012 @ 21:10:10

      Just have to find a push mower! When we had no use for one, I saw at least three given away — now when I’d like one I haven’t seen any for sale or up for grabs!


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