Spring flowers and art.
Both of these things make me happy, but throw in good company, good food and some wine — and I’m positively beaming.
September has delivered on all of these things, almost simultaneously in the last few days while the Big T and I have been on holiday in Napier.
On the east coast, about 400km from Auckland, Napier is a city in Hawke’s Bay. In February 1931, it was at the epicentre of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake which killed 256 people, injured thousands, and devastated much of the region, including destroying most of the buildings in central Napier and the neighouring town of Hastings.
Both Napier and Hastings were rebuilt, with much of the new architecture in the Art Deco style. Today, Napier is considered one of the finest Art Deco cities in the world.
Five major rivers flow into the Hawke’s Bay region, providing huge areas of fertile land for agriculture, and more recently viticulture. Local vineyards produce award-winning wines, so naturally T and I tasted a few (along with locally brewed beers and ciders).
It would have been wrong not to.
About The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.
If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
If you do a ping-back to this post, I can update it with links to all of yours.
Here is what September looked like for some other bloggers
Max at Cardinal Guzman
Sarah at Art Expedition
Tracy at Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Mick at Mick’s Cogs
Jude at Under a Cornish Sky
Deb at The Widow Badass Blog
Joanne at My Life Lived Full
Lee at Ladyleemanila
Klara over at lessywannagohome on Blogspot
Ruth at Ruth’s Arc
Pauline at Living in Paradise
Ju Lyn at All Things Bright and Beautiful
Little Pieces of Me — who joins us for the first time.