It's hard to believe we are still having so much lovely weather this winter. The ground is sodden underfoot after several nights with heavy rain, but daytime conditions have mostly been partly sunny and calm. This afternoon there were a few drizzly patches, but there was still plenty of time to get outside along the river for a walk.
A work party from the Council seems to have been chopping up branches etc, and a few piles of chopped wood were dotted around. I realise I have a bit of a 'thing' for taking photos of chopped up firewood!
Here is a view of the Manawatu River itself, with such lovely brown tones along its banks.
Winter trees always look better with blue skies! The cliffs behind run alongside the river.
And here's a view that shows more of the cliffs.
A few people have houses up near the cliff edge. Not sure how/why permission was ever granted, as you could take bets on how long they've got before the cliff slips away into the river...
And here's another 'winter tree with blue skies' shot to finish off with. I know I enjoyed these winter moments of happiness while I was out walking... Palmy Pride!