Signs of spring continue.
In Lower Hutt, the magnificent civic gardens seem to have fallen victim to budget cuts by people who seem not to understand the value of intangibles like beauty and civic pride.
The irreducible minimum of flowering trees and perennial bulbs in the Riddiford Gardens were putting on a good display. Magnolias provided strong colour, while the ever-present daffodils and jonquils in between trees made a strong showing.
My last stop yesterday was at the Seaview marina where I was intrigued to see one of the few working boats manoeuvring among al the pleasure boats. This little trawler does a thriving business selling fresh fish directly to the public in Lowry Bay each Saturday.
I am exhausted from the efforts of getting more interesting pictures for tomorrow so it’s a short edition today.