Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Summer's Here ~ at last!

The past few weeks have been very un-summer like here in Auckland, but the last couple of days and today in particular have been wonderful.  We had some rainy and humid days, then a wind change brought relief from the humidity and today was very warm and sunny.   With my parents here, we have been doing some fun things.... Saturday saw us going to Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Sunday we went to the movies to see "Skyfall", which I thoroughly enjoyed.   Monday we went to watch the Harness racing at Alexandra Park.

With the lovely weather today, we decided to head up the coast about 40 minutes to Wenderholm Regional Park.... along with what seemed half of Auckland.  It was packed.    But the park is huge and we all had a great day. 



I didn't have a swim as in my rush to get ready to go, I left my swimsuit on the bed.  So I paddled and read my book.    We set up our chairs under the shade of a Pohutukawa tree...
Lying back and looking upwards this is what I saw


The sky was clear, the sun shinning and a lovely shady spot.... what more could a girl ask for at the beach!

Now I'm watching an old movie... "An Officer and a Gentleman"

Hope your New Years Day is going well....

Dawn 




10 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Happy New Year Dawn. I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you. Reading your post has made me quite homesick. Enjoy the rest of the visit with your parents :)

MaxineD said...

What a wonderful day you have had. I spent the majority of it out in the garden - and now it is me who is pink!
Blessings
Maxine

paula laird said...

Hi Dawn it sounds like your New Year is getting off to a great start. Love seeing the photos from your day. Those flowers are pretty. They remind me of some over here.

Vicky said...

Happy New Year :) Sounds like you have had a wonderful past week. Your day at the beach looks so relaxing! Best wishes for 2013 and I hope it is a year that we will see each other again xx

Maureen Morton said...

Glorious photos for the great start of a wonderful year, Dawn! Thanks for sharing them. Wish I was where it is warm and sunny. That is one of my all-time fav movies, too. Happy new year, dear pal. Wishing you tons of wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

Barb said...

Sounds like you and your parents are having a wonderful time, Dawn! Beautiful photos at the beach - I'm jealous, as we are having some of our coldest weather yet - below zero Fahrenheit - BRRR! Happy New Year to you, my friend! :)

Nancy K said...

Thanks for sharing the warm weather photos, Dawn! They warmed me up a bit. Yes, it's even cold in sunny California lately. Enjoy all the fun of summer my friend!

stamplover2011 said...

Wonderful pictures, Dawn! Thanks for sharing! We are in the middle of winter and oh so cold. Would love to be sitting at the beach. :)

Greta said...

Beautiful spot! Hard to think of summer when it's frosty here.

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures Dawn! It looks like an amazing place!