Spring has sprung but it would appear that it has temporarily left us.

We only had 5 degrees this morning. It was crisp and cold and there was fog over the Kaipara stream so you could exactly see where it runs. I though we would not need the heating any more, however it turns out we still do. That’s somewhat unexpected.

Spring has sprung but temporarily left us. Only 5 deg this morning.
Sunrise

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