Last night there were gale winds in Northland and Auckland, and further south severe flooding. We escaped it all, just wind and some rain here. The Weeping Silver Pear Tree has lost almost every leaf, but more white blossoms have bloomed this morning. The Scarlet Oak is, also, showing two tiniest patches of a few leaves, the rest are brown and piled up on the lawn.
Rhododendrons have bloomed gloriously, deep pink and shining red.
The fire is lit, and happiness is coffee ,a good book and fireside warmth.
Quotation of the day, from Percy Bysshe Shelley
Greetings from Jean