Friday, April 29, 2016

Autumn




Back in the day when I was churning out 2 or 3 blog posts a week, each of these photos would have had it's own write up. But these days, time to sit around blogging about each little thing is hard to come by. And to be honest, I prefer it this way. It's been busy lately, but full of good things.

We've had a gorgeous few months, and have tried to fully take advantage of the warm weather that has kindly lingered around. The leaves are just now starting to fully turn and the nights are arriving with a chill in the air. This is the first full autumn we will experience in NZ! Since we usually transition back to the US over the winter months here, we are not used to the cold that is sure to arrive in a few months time. We have prepared by purchasing thick slippers and a variety of hot drinks for the evenings.

But the spring was full of fun happenings, including a friends wedding at a lovely vineyard, visits from American friends, as well as spending Easter weekend near the mountains. We hiked at one of Kevin's favourite places in all of New Zealand, near Lake Coleridge. It was the windiest day but very beautiful.

With just over 2 months left on our visas we are trying to take in all the time we have left here. I do believe I could spend the rest of my life living in and exploring this amazing country. It is impossible to overstate the beauty. Trust me, I've tried. But in the end, we know the US is home, and we are both looking forward to returning soon.