Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Week 37/52 - So many reasons to LOVE Spring!!!

Another week full of beautiful things and happy moments.  I really am living a dream!!  Last week began with a catch up out at the Whatawhata Cafe.

Mrs Webber had returned from swanning around in Rarotonga so we decided to meet in the sunshine and have coffee and cake.

Also enjoying the gorgeous Spring weather were these adorable babies that live out the back of the Cafe.

I also had a catch up with me delightful friend Vicki, we were messaging our mate Denise in Auckland.  We three and two of our our good friends are getting together this week and going out for dinner, lots of good fun to look forward to there.

Gorgeous days mean afternoons get spent out doors in the garden,
my 'Happy Place'.

Everything is starting to look fabulously colourful,
this is Heaven to me.

Colourful fragrant Fuchsias
are popping up everywhere I planted them. 

Then there are Gerberas!

The Kakabeak is in FULL bloom
and the bees are feasting.

Directly under the Kakabeak is my new spot to sit,
relax, meditate, breathe and enjoy nature.

It is such a peaceful little spot.

I came across and purchased three new Hydrangeas. 

Another Native flowering at the moment in the garden,
our Kowhai Tree.

I think this old bike may stay in the front garden.  Can you see Big in the left photo?  Well I ended up taking him to the vet last Thursday. 

He ended up having to have the abscess removed which meant an over night stay. This event ended up costing $415.  I'm thinking he went for a room upgrade, cleaned out the mini bar, had some young pussy over for the night and opted for the full English breakfast!!  He spent until yesterday caged inside resting and not overly impressed but he needed it.

The drains have been removed and he is now free again.  Hopefully once his fur returns he will think twice before entering into a disagreement with another cat.

These two were intrigued with the cat on home detention.  They too are enjoying the lovely weather and hanging outdoors with me.

I have planted Strawberries in this box garden.  They have pea straw around them and some colourful companion planting.  Of course I have to keep them covered with one of my garden cloches due to cats, dogs and chickens!!

Toebee of course has been on board
to instruct any gardening activities.

Yesterday I took the 2 hour drive to the East Coast, Whangamata, to catch up with my good friend Leonie who is on holiday there at the moment.

Such a stunning day to be at the beach and we nearly had it all to ourselves.  It was windy but I thought quite warm.

We went to my favourite shop Garuda where I bought some little Prayer Flags that I have now added to my Bliss part of my garden.  Garuda has been in Whangamata for such a long time and is always a visual pleasure to visit.

How different the sand is at my favourite beaches.

Back in my garden I decided my two large concrete urns needed to be planted.  So today I purchased to lovely shrubs called 'Viburnum Tinus'. I added some rather neglected Lobellia I had which should perk up as we have rain forecast!

Check out the colours when I plat my hair,
such fun colours. 




Polyester Princess said...

Oh, those lambs are adorable! It must be bliss having your Happy Place, I love seeing all the flowers coming into bloom. Love your hair, too! xxx

Leeanne said...

Your garden is overflowing with spring colour! Naughty Mr Big, glad to hear he's on the mend, lets hope Toebee doesn't follow in his paw prints! I have started yoga in the mornings and really enjoying the peacefulness before the day starts. Time to get some sand from the Winterless North in that jar don't ya think??? Hugsxx

chris. said...

Oh poor Mr Big, wow your vet bills sound as outrageous as ours over here.
Love your hair Sue, and the garden is looking fab. Chris xoxo

Poppy Q said...

Mr Big must have upgraded to the super spa treatment. Please give him a pat for me and best wishes for his recovery.

Your hair looks great - I love the colours and your talent at plaiting.

Julie and poppy Q

Mim said...

Poor old Big! At least Toebee is a sensible boy.

Are you sure those are fuchsias and not freesias? (I love freesias!) It's so nice to see all your flowers growing.

Beth Waltz said...

Your Place for the Cushion is marvelous, Sue. Exactly the proper place to park and think green thoughts, dream technicolor dreams...

Big is a fortunate fellow, indeed, to have a family to care for him when he does something stooped. Just paid a dental bill for The Great White Feline Floofster -- I feel your pain.

Goody said...

Wow, Big had better appreciate the care he's getting!!!

Your garden is looking magical as always and it is such a joy to see all your native plants. Our trees are so boring-the most we get are acorns and pinecones ;)

Have a great week.