We have had all of the above in one day, with the sun getting to shine after 10 a.m. Forecast was for torrential rain, and it did rain, but not what I had expected.
The two swan plants have lots of leaves, lovely seed pods, small,medium and large caterpillars,
one has looped itself into a “J”, and there are 3 chrysalis, with me hoping at least one will
show what is hidden inside, and the Monarch Butterfly will flex its wings, wait for them to dry,
and fly away to begin a new life.
This weekend the “ Cateye Moonride” will take place at Tui Ridge Park, Hamurana, on private land for the first time in the race’s 16 year history. Over 2000 riders will take part in this event, which is raced,solo, or as a team, in laps around a 7km track. The record set last year was for 42 laps, in the 24 hour time. This is the only 24 hour night ride in New Zealand, and “GUESS WHAT”
I will be there with camera, warm hat, and hope for some great photos. Our grandson will be a team member in the 12 hour event.
Cross country bikes are used,various models and makes, prices for these range from $1000, to $ 10,000 plus.
The photo below, courtesy of the internet,of a previous year’s race.
Morning sky views from the deck
Quotation of the day, unknown,
Cheers from Jean.