Springtime officially starts on the 1st of September and to prove it here are some pretty flowers making an appearance around my garden, so took a few photos to share with you.
Spring is blossom flowers and snowdrops against a blue sky.
Spring is birds nesting and daylight lengthening.
Spring has arrived for us, living here in New Zealand.
I only wished that you could smell the beautiful fragrance of the lavender and the freesias I picked this afternoon.
A few of you have kindly inquired about the 7.1 earthquake that hit the City of Christchurch in the early hours of the morning and wanted to know if it was anywhere near where I live.
Christchurch is down the South Island, I live in the North Island, so we never felt it.
The earthquake ripped through Christchurch's infrastructure cutting power, creating gas leaks and rupturing water and sewerage systems and the airport was closed. Many residents are counting themselves lucky to be alive as people have lost their houses and possessions.
A lot of the houses were big old two storied houses and the brick chimneys and the structure of the buildings collapsed. Nearly 20 aftershocks have rattled the region with a magnitude of between 4 and 5, so must be a very scary time for all living in the area.
My thoughts go out to all the people that have been effected by this big quake and I hope that they can get their lives back to normal soon.
I hope that you are having an enjoyable weekend