366 days of gratitude

The ground was white with winter’s first real frost this morning.

The day that followed was cool but sunny.

This is normal for winter here. We get a good frost to kill the bugs and sweeten stone fruit and swedes and then we have the sun.

It might not bring high temperatures but the dry, crisp cold is preferable to warmer but moister winters which are typical further north.

Today I’m grateful for the dry, blue-sky cold.

One Response to 366 days of gratitude

  1. fredinthegrass says:

    I too am grateful,HP. Today we flew into Queenstown from Christchuch. The whole trip was magic for a North Islander – snow as far as the eye could see. Then the journey up the Gibbston and through the Gorge to a warm welcome from Angus ann Diana at Cider cafe in Cromwell, and onto family near Clyde.
    Today, HP, I’m grateful for life and the opportunity to travel about this stunning region

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