On 20 June I was given extra work hours to write a scoping report with the proviso that the time was only available until the end of the month (end of financial year). It's been good to fire up the brain cells again but not being home during the daylight does have its drawbacks. I've needed a torch to check the rat traps - definitely worth it though with the tally for the month at 15 with one more day to go. The dark chocolate drop bait was well ahead but then today both rats were caught with Nutella.
The roadworks are slowly making their way up Main Road with relatively minor disruption to vehicles; this might not last for much longer as I think they'll be crossing the road next.
|New stormwater drains being installed under the footpath|
|Glowing Sky shop to the right with roadworks to the left of the ute|
|Our great well-stocked Four Square Supermarket|
|Not for me - it loses the sun too early!|
|Prime views of ferry terminal, Half Moon Bay, Stewart Island|
|The new museum site - fire station to the left and DOC centre back|
|The Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre in full sun and not a breath of wind|
The orchids and fuchsia trees are also out of kilter; they seem to be sprouting new leaves and flowers so I guess nobody's told them that it's Winter at the moment. Maybe the cold spell in early May, followed by mild temperatures, has triggered their Spring juices.
|New Fuchsia excorticata buds|
|The orchids are starting to sprout as well|