The kittens are all with Silva for a week. The mother is going to have an operation [Spade] and so the kittens have to go away so that momma puss stops producing milk.
We have been having the driest December on record. Here in Hawkes Bay we have been having temps of 29 [C] but Christchurch and other areas in the South Island have had more than 33 [C]. I have not watered the lawn, and only watered the garden twice. Then last Thursday we had some good rain. Now I will have to cut the lawn. [It has been left uncut for four weeks] Here are some before fotos of this magnificent "field" of grass.
Predominantly yellow flowers with lots of stalks.
You can see lots of white clover heads and clover leaves. A few dandelions as well.
This is a close-up of the clover. Some of the flowers have done their thing and started to develop seed. [From the same foto]
The grape vine has invaded the "pitch"... [a term used for a cricket playing field]
I have paspalum grass in my lawn. Detested by some but loved by me. It is always green, even in the driest months. We had it in the lawn where I grew up. It is nostalgic [for me at least]
Buttercups are very choosy about the soil they like. They thrive in swampy sins like this if the Hauraki plains.... where I grew up. Hawkes Bay... specifically Hasting where I am now, is a light soil. It grows good rye grass. It has dry summers, so the climate is too dry fo buttercups. This foto show two on my lawn!!
Now I have to go out and mow it. Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.