Friday, 10 January 2014

Is it Autumn?


It sure has been wet, and chilly - not a great summer at all.

 Got a bit of a surprise to see the maple trees leaves changing already. Seems very early.

 The garden is trying to grow and is wanting warmth from the summer sun too. We did have two tomatoes I was watching but a critter stole one of them. HUFF Leaving items to ripen on the tree/vines around here is not a good idea.

With the cooler evenings and waiting for my wool to arrive another hexagon flower has grown as well as many stepping stones.

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  1. Woohoo - hexies!! Your weather is so different to ours, I'm sure this is only a momentary glitch and you'll have some summer weather soon!

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    1. One hexi flower to go - gasp! Yes I hope summer arrives again soon - It was better Friday but not warm enough to go for a swim at beach. SOON! I am sure. Love L

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  2. i did not know that there are maole trees in NZ? you don't have maple syrup do you?

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    1. Sorry it is a Japanese Maple (one of my fav trees here) I don;t ever remember the leaves turning so early. Love L

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  3. Isn't the weather crazy? We are having our first warm morning in about a week (only 21C). I'm knitting a blanket in 18ply in the evenings when you are doing your hexagons -- in January! Normally I have the 4ply cotton out by now.

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    1. Oh so it is weird over your way too. Knitting 18ply in summer is totally weird aye SMILE. We had socks, singles and jeans back on the other day and a jumper goes on in evenings.

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  4. I'm sure this weather is just a bit muddled for you. We sure have summer here in Northland!
    Loving the look of the hexies!

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    1. I've a friend who is up north and she is putting up photos of swimming. Kind gets me a little emerald green when we are home sitting in jeans and socks for summer SMILE. It's usually nice in Feb here - Brent has taken the month off so hopefully it will be summer then too. Love L

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  5. Any sign of the Tuis at your feeder yet? I have been away so I may have missed something on your blog about them.
    The Tuis love the feeder in this cooler weather. The last two days have seen a pair and their two children visiting....just lovely but today the children were being shunned by the adults - stand on your own two feet time!!! :-)

    Our Silver Birch trees are dropping dry leaves already too - maybe all the gales have caused this to happen?

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    1. Nope they haven;t found the feeder but I have also not notice the tuis hanging about at our place. Saying that I can hear one now so maybe today is the day they visit.Sure looking forward to it.
      Love L

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  6. With the way the climate is going I'm not surprised the poor trees are confused. Ite been so cold and wet here I didn't even bother to plant this year, although the hot weather has started today and it's supposed to be with us for at least the next week or so. lol

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    1. We had beaut weather b4 xmas and then autumnish since then. I'm sure summer will arrive soon. I brought another picnic basket (kids think I am crazy but I love picnic baskets) so hopefully lots of picnics at beach and swimming coming soon!

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  7. Oh boy, a grandmother's flower garden quilt in the making!

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