We have just come back from the most amazing trip. My husband has always wanted to go back to New Zealand and I have always wanted to go there.... so we finally did it. The long plane ride was not too much fun but well worth it. We started in Christchurch on the south island and ended in Auckland which is on the north island. We were greeted the first night by a small earthquake but were so tired we just went to sleep anyway. We sort of zig zagged our way up the country. It is fall in New Zealand but it is still so green. I am used to the world turning shades of brown in autumn. This is picture of flowers on a beach and the next one is of the garden around a place that we stayed in Waitamo. This plant was so amazing - it is at least 2 feet across but I loved the great graphic image.
This is what we came home to.. the snow always seems to get my crocuses. ....Poor things sticking up out of the snow.
I am working on a new design and took it with me to work on. I ought to be able to get something done is three weeks, or at least that was the plan. I did get a bit done and here is the progress.