For me nothing, I hit the pillow and I am in the land of Nod! Usually nothing much wakes me either but last weekend I was woken to the bed shaking. First I thought Sheba was on the end having a good old scratch as you do when you are a dog. But when I got out of bed I soon realised we were having an EARTHQUAKE!!! It was down in our South Island, Kaikora to be exact and yet we felt it way up here in Hamilton in the North Island. For you non Kiwi folk refer to my map below.
We are a tiny Island Nation so we all got to share in the shake rattle and roll in the early hours of Monday!! No damage up here but down south it wasn't the best. Must have been horrendous. The next photos are borrowed from a news source but showing the coastal road damage which cut the Kaikoura off from the rest of the country. But Kiwis just pull together and do the best they can and slowly, and I mean slowly, things will get better.
|Cows got stranded but rescued.|
|A lot of money and time will be needed to repair this damage.|
I want to thank all you lovelies that asked after my families safety, we are fine up here in safe little Hamilton I am pretty sure the fault line that runs through our country isn't under us. Well fingers crossed it isn't.
what else happened last week?
The garden continued to flower and greet me every day
with an abundance of colour.
Raspberries, Blackberries, Plums, Black Currants and Strawberries all in abundance. At this stage we have the promise of a bumper crop.
Then there are Walnuts, Lemons, Peaches, Limes and Apples!!
All thanks to Mother Nature.
Of course when I am outside I have my followers!
They do tend to get under my feet.
Cassie's up do is very much like an opening flower most days.
Coral and Autumn are the most prolific egg producers in the gang at the moment, salad eggs galore.
Yep he is still drinking from the bird bath.
Florence prefers to escape the coup via climbing whilst all the others just use the open gate.
Maybelle has finally discovered the new nesting house and made quite the announcement about it on her exit.
As the days get warmer we will be spending
more quality time out here.
The Heir has gone and got himself a puppy, meet dear wee Stella, 4 months old and a side walk special. Some call them designer dogs, but at the end of the day they are just mixed breed. Of course she has Labrador, most mixed breeds do, Labs must be the most active if you know what I mean.
Lets not forget the foster babies.
These two are providing us all hours of entertainment.
Bloody cute aren't they.
Last night TOF and I went to a 21st birthday for one of the Spares good mates. Such a good night with stories and party hard young-uns!! I took photos for the birthday boy above. We have another one to go to in a couple of weeks. So much fun with such great young people full of life and ambitions.
This morning I kept hearing a bird singing outside our lounge window, turned out to be this little fella, a Wax Eye.
Of course once the camera comes out I end up out the back in the garden.
We have a Black Bird that has built itself a nest in the Plum Tree,
hopefully that nest gets filled with babies.
My garden is my peace place.
What is yours?
Every stage is beautiful.
This afternoon we took all the dogs
We have a park across the road from our home where the black dogs got to run free. Fluffy white dog grows painted on ears in open spaces and can not be trusted to come when called so he stays 'on the line' so to speak!!
Meanwhile back at home the little balls of fluffiness and cuteness overload caught up on some sleep.
No op shopping took place last week,
I was incredibly busy at work.
Hope you are all happy and healthy in your part of the world.
Time for a LAUGH!!
So of course I gave it a crack!!
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