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It’s winter here in Days Bay, and last week was the coldest day ever recorded in the Wellington region, – it actually snowed, which is a rare event here. And now a week later, there is sun on the bay and crisp, clear skies. I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place. And even with the biting chill air, nature is surging ahead….
Echiums in the afternoon sun, leaning towards the light…..
Starry magnolias with their fuzzy bud cases….
And the first of the bulbs, a hyacinth. Barely erupted from the soil, and already so pungent with its sweet promise of spring.

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