Week 15 – The first apple tree is planted! Somehow, planting a tree is quite different from any other planting – it feels a bit like gaining a new friend. Let’s hope it takes roots and is happy despite the bitter winds and wet weather. The weather in Wellington is horrid in all seasons – we only have two seasons anyway – miserably cold, wet, windy and dark; and plain cold, wet, and windy. Both seasons, however, feature a few random, glorious but scorching sunny days, so life for fruit trees and humans can be challenging.
New skill learnt last week: building a brick garden wall. Other than progress on the renovations inside and out, I completed the review of Part 2 of my book project – only another five to go! A new paper mache creature is listed – The Dawn Flyer #1 – a few sales are trickling in, and my sketchbook is brimming with new ideas and techniques. So same same but different, I guess.