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.