Autumn at Whanarua
What can I say? An autumn like no other. The weather has been sunny and warm with just enough rain to keep the plants going, but who for? Nobody here but a few residents, including ourselves. The macadamia trees flowered enthusiastically in early March, an unusually long and productive mushroom season ensued and the bizzie lizzies bounced back in a subdued show of bravery. It's as if nature is rebelling against her own rules. No complaints though, our tomato crop has fed us and others since December and still going strong.The shop was shut abruptly a week before Easter. The downside of that was of course, no income. The upside was that we didn't need to go shopping for a month as we had stocked up for Easter. We heard some strange stories just prior to lock-down, of people in tricky situations and planned homelessness. I will be be keen to read the book of what happened during lockdown in New Zealand when it comes out!