Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Warning: This post contains ridiculous amounts of photographs of Autumn leaves.  Leafophobics, look away.

Colour at Virginia Lake, Whanganui

Colour at Virginia Lake, Whanganui

In New Zealand, this past weekend has been a long one, with a day’s holiday for the Queen’s birthday.  Only, it’s not even held on her actual birthday…

Anyhow, whilst we didn’t have a good old shindig in which to toast her HRH, we at Tawhero (that’s a royal ‘we’) were nevertheless very grateful for the extra day off.  Here’s a few snaps of our long, leisurely weekend.

Waitahinga Tracks, just out of Whanganui

Waitahinga Tracks, just out of Whanganui

Finding forest 'treasure'

Finding forest ‘treasure’

Tots in Tawhero

Tots in Tawhero

Waitahinga forest

Waitahinga forest

On our walk we came across this wonder:

Now that's a digger

Now that’s a digger

Diggers are extremely exciting

Diggers are extremely exciting

I also did a lot of gardening.  D helped me move bricks that were put down as paving along the side of our house.  The paving served no purpose (it was in an awkward spot so walking on it was tricky) and was a NIGHTMARE to weed.

Stay tuned, you'll see these brick beauties again

Stay tuned, you’ll see these brick beauties again

I will be reusing the bricks for various projects around our garden, and have replaced the bricks with some groundcover plants.  These, and a layer of woodchips, will turn this high-maintenance strip of garden into a low-maintenance dream.

Much better

Much better

Oh, and I did this:

Ye olde wheelbarrow

Ye olde wheelbarrow

There was more walking, this time around Virginia Lake:

Could my baby get any smilier?

Could my baby get any smilier?

Mummy, I can neither confirm nor deny that I have been eating a stick...

Mummy, I can neither confirm nor deny that I have been eating a stick…

Tots in Tawhero

Virginia Lake

Virginia Lake

Tots in Tawhero

Tots in Tawhero

Tots in Tawhero

Tots in Tawhero

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5 thoughts on “Queen’s Birthday Weekend

    • Beautiful eh. When I was little I used to think the deciduous trees were so ugly once denuded, that I couldn’t understand why anyone would have chosen to plant them here in NZ where our natives tend to be evergreen. But now I know better.

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