Time is flying, another month is almost over, and summer is definitely over. I've had a busy month with painting and a solo exhibition, which I will blog about soon. I was so pleased to get both my entries accepted to Changing Threads - National Contemporary Fibre Awards, with "Coming Home to Roost" getting a Highly Commended. The exhibition is still running in Nelson until 13th April.
We've had a long and dry summer, I think it rained once at the beginning of February. Finally it rained two weeks ago, we got 80mm over three days, which filled our water tanks. We are totally reliant on rain water collected off our roof, while we still had plenty in the tanks it certainly makes you think about how long to stay in the shower!
So with the breaking of the drought (other parts of the country are still unfortunately much worse than our area and are still in drought) autumn arrived. The days are shorter, and the clocks haven't gone back yet so when I get up in the mornings it's dark. I love seeing the start of each new day, and the best bit is I'm usually the only one awake. I love walking across the lawn to take photos of the sunrises. If a car come I quickly run back inside, my pjs are not for public consumption!
The autumn evenings have been lovely too. We often don't get such spectacular sunsets, but the sky can still be dramatic.
Last night the full moon was rising in the east, and with the sun setting in the west, we were treated to a lovely moonrise. When I got up this morning the moon had travelled over the sky to the other mountain range we look out to. The photos were taken between 7 and 7.35am, and in that time some mist had rolled into the wee valley behind our house. Yes we are truly spoilt with views where we live, and after 18 months I still can't believe how lucky we were to find our little bit of paradise on top of a hill.
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