Well, 2011 is about to come to a close here in New Zealand - a little earlier than for most of you folks who read this. Our weather is appalling and most of the major holiday destinations have cancelled their fireworks celebrations. So instead of the usual Happy New Year picture I will leave you with this photo of a sad looking Pohutukawa tree on the mountain I can see from my window. These trees flower in brilliant scarlet at Christmas and have usually faded to a dull red by New Year. That fading coupled with the inclement weather make a dismal New Year's eve!
The HDHBEM is frantically knitting to finish yet another Hospice Cardigan before the start of 2012. We took a photograph of all that she has completed and pressed.
Just look at them. How many do you think there are?