Billie’s visit came to an end yesterday.
Before we parted company though, we took her to the National Museum, Te Papa where there was an exhibition about dinosaurs. I presumed that, as in most other paying exhibitions, cameras would be prohibited, so I left mine in the car. The first words the attendant said as we arrived were “photography is permitted”. Though I rarely use my Galaxy S3 as a camera, I had no choice. As phone cameras go, the S3 is pretty capable, but I prefer a viewfinder and a good solid camera.
After some morning tea in the coffee lounge at Te Papa we drove up to the Botanic gardens. Billie apparently likes flowers and despite a severe hail storm the previous day, the tulips were at the peak of their display. What’s more, the sun was shining.
As I mentioned earlier, some of the displays had to be uprooted because of a fungal infection, but the beds still in place were spectacular.
After a suitable period of exploration, we enjoyed a picnic in the Dell and afterwards, watched Billie perform endless effortless cartwheels across the lawn. She is quite an accomplished gymnast. Then we had to return her to her aunt in Seatoun.
That’s all for now.