Sunday, July 11, 2010

the middle of winter


It's the middle of winter, there is snow covering the distant ranges and we've had a few very crispy, crunchy frosts.
But we always seem to have a gorgeous day once the sun breaks thru.

There's not much happening in the garden, the strawberry plants are keeping a very low profile.




There are a few rose blooms, but not many




a few passionfruit left on the vines, yet to drop




But the sunny days mean only one thing.... it's time for a really good beauty treatment!

The girls are ready for their bi-monthly pedicure!

Just the thing for a bunch of expectant mums! LOL



Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!


Carole ;)

12 comments:

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Brrrrrrr! It is cold in Hawkes Bay too!!

Linda Gilbert said...

Well its those perspectives again--- Such lovely photos but you would need your bikini here in South Devon. My dad was a vet so I love to see the sheep. Sleep tight as I am enjoying my day--- Oh the fun of blogging and sharing our differences

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Jack Frost is visiting Auckland too!

What spoilt expectant mums at your place - I'm sure they appreciated their pedicure.
All girls just LOVe a little pampering!!

bad penny said...

looks cool & crisp as opposed to hot & dry here - thanks for cooling me down!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, I've never seen frost on a rose before, what a fabulous shot. Loving the other frosty shots as well, I so miss it, I'm a winter child, loving getting wrapped up and cosy. We're in the middle of a heatwave that shows no signs of stopping, phew....

purplepaint said...

What gorgeous photos! It's hard to believe you're in the middle of winter when we're in the middle of summer up here! Now what would be cool would be to spend our winter months down under and be in your summer months!!! :D Marva ps - still waiting for more news about the next workshop!

Lisa said...

bet those expectant mums are loving the frosty mornings! hard to believe that elsewhere in the world the days are chilly and cold while we're sweating through 100 (F) degree days...

Linda said...

Love the cold, crisp pictures! Makes me feel a little cooler. I love the sheep. We need more sheep pictures.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing - they are cooling a bit in our summer heat :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Carole, I love winter so much with it's clean frosty nips coating everything in white. Your photos are lovely! If you visit my blog today you will see I made some tea time tags where I TORE the fabric ala Carole :o) I thought of you while I was tearing!

Have a good week
Carolyn x

Marlynn said...

Oh, Carole, I too love your winter photos especially since we are hot and humid. I think back to our snow last winter and still am amazed with the winter time and the beautiful frost!

Nathalie Thompson said...

The frost looks YUMMY and refreshing (says she who is expiring in the Missouri summer heat). Your ewes wear their pregancies well. They positively glow!