On a crisp morning the sun rises promising a beautiful day.
The frost outlines the grasses
and keeps the bees inside their hives.
I love the way the frost draws me in to notice the shapes and patterns, suddenly unfamiliar.
The nasturtiums are not so enthusiastic,
and my hands are gloved for the first time this winter.
I love our view of Mt Karioi
and even when it's cloud covered, I can still see it in my mind.
Colour - the blues and greens, lemon-yellow and guava-red.
Fifteen minutes drive away, my favourite place to walk - Ngarunui Beach.
Then a trip to the farm in Waitetuna for our weekly milk supply.
Home, to be greeted by the pukeko family
who insist they have right of way.
First year the camellias have flowered - so perfect.
And another glorious day over.
The black dog cannot approach when I hold this glory in my heart.