Sunday, February 9, 2014

Nurturing Nature


Appreciating whatever nature throws our way


Woke up yesterday morning and the hills had disappeared into the clouds. I could barely see the houses down the street and there was a slight drizzle.

I had to get to the hairdressers to have my hair trimmed and on a day like this I normally would've called and cancelled my appointment. But I had already postponed it twice so today was a "I must go" day.

Driving through that cloud was really hard especially when there were cars parked on the side where they came up suddenly because you had to get quite close before you could see them, and then there are some who were driving without lights! I couldn't believe that.

But I made it there, did my shopping as well and got home safely.

And then as I sat down to relax and watch the opening of the Winter Olympics, I suddenly thought, actually I was glad for the weather today. It's been so hot lately and today it cooled down to a comfortable level. And on a day like this it's just so nice to curl up and blob - something we need to do every now and then. btw, Saturday is my blob out day and weather like this is just perfect for blobbing out.

It's good for the plants and grass too as there was just a slight breeze and a drizzle. So I guess every cloud has a silver lining and I'm starting to appreciate whatever nature throws our way.

Here in Wellington we often complain about the wind as it is usually quite gusty, but there are of course benefits to a windy city - we have very little pollution, the air always smells clean and fresh and of course renewable energy. And if we're having a bad hair day, we can always blame the wind :D


yesterday - the hills had disappeared completely

today - the hills are starting to come into view again

Windmill at Wellington

Linking to:
Thursday Challenge: Cold ((Ice, Snow, Windy, Weather, Beverages,...)
Six Word Saturday
Sundays In My City
Thursday Writer's Post: Do you nurture nature? Hosted by Tamara




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18 comments:

  1. Hi Suzy ~~ I am glad you made there and back in the fog. When we there on New Year's Day last year there wasn't any fog and the wind was blowing REALLY HARD. First we walked down the harbor street from where we were docked, way out, to the modern museum. There we used free Internet and looked around. After that we rode the tram up and then walked down through the Botanical Garden. Your garden is soooo nice. Thank you.
    (I figure the wind blew all the fog away if there was to be any that day.)
    ..

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    1. Thanks Jim. Yes the botanical garden is beautiful. Hope you enjoyed Te Papa. The wind is gusty here but I think I've gotten used to it now.

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  2. Good to see the weather has cleared up.
    Drive safe!

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    1. Thanks Indrani. Today it's a beautiful warm sunny day.

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  3. Wow! U in Wellington and my guest blogger, Zinal also there and may be both can connect. She's from Mumbai, cheerz:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/guest-post-mumbai-by-zinal-bhadra

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    1. Thanks Vishal. It's a small world!

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  4. You live in such a lovely area! I actually have a hair cut scheduled for tomorrow and we're expecting wintery weather of some sort. No - I need my hair fixed! So I know the dilemma. But safety first so we shall see. Glad you were able to appreciate what the weather threw your way. Thanks for playing 6WS and sharing your neighborhood with us!

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    1. Thanks Cate. Hope the weather was good for you haircut. 6WS is one of my favourite memes. Thanks for hosting.

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  5. I like the expression "blob" I never heard it before

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    1. Thanks Hilary. Hope you have many blobbing moments - most therapeutic and rejuvenating.

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  6. I love that we are both watching the Olympics from different parts of the world:) Nice post Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Talya. Technology has certainly brought the world closer. I love watching Curling.

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  7. Looks like you have a beautiful landscape when it doesn't disappear.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/02/dogwood-loves-dogs.html

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    1. We sure do Joyce. Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Great views of the hills. Nice contrast.

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