Blogmas Day 15: Summer days

For those of us ‘down under’, Christmas marks the start of summer holidays, of long days hopefully in the sun, of barbecues and beaches. We’ve had a lot of good weather so far this year, though the lack of rain where we are is something to be concerned about.  Wellington went for 28 days without rain, until a proper downpour on Wednesday. Walking to work just takes a few minutes more, as I stop to look at what is in bloom or watch a kererū (the New Zealand pigeon) in the trees.

Roses around a tree trunk
A summer morning in the graveyard

The back yard is running wild, my little courgette plant is flowering, and I must get the marigolds repotted this weekend.


What’s the weather doing where you are?  Snow or sunshine?

You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram @thistleandkiwis.  As for Twitter….am totally inactive these days.  If you want to get in touch, email me on


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