Autumn or spring?

April 23, 2009

February’s rain has painted the pastures spring green but a cold southerly a couple of weeks ago brought snow the the Kakanuis to remind us it’s autumn.

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The Indian summer which followed melted the snow but frosts every monring suggest winter isn’t far away.

However, when I came across this on my morning walk this week I wondered:

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Someone who knows more about swans than I do may correct me, but I thought they layed their eggs towards the end of winter and the cygnets hatched in spring.


Growing up

November 24, 2008

It really was just a few weeks ago that they were babies . . .

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. . . and now they’re in their teens:

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Deborah has a sort of related post In A Strange Land.


You don’t see this in a gym

October 12, 2008

On cold wet mornings, there’s not a lot to recommend walking round the farm as an exercise.

But on a sunny spring day it comes with bonuses such as this:


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