Spring, new life, new beginnings.
Spring growth, bright green dandelions, new sorrel, flat leaf parsley and mint appear as the ground stirs with new seasons bounty, did someone mention strawberries.
Asparagus is making is making it's first appearance and as the sun encourages more growth, we look forward to our annual celebration of asparagus. It will festoon our menus, breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.
Our native Kowhia trees are blooming. It gets my nomination over the Pohutuakawa as New Zealand's unofficial national flower.
Sunday 24th September the clocks spring forward heralding longer nights and the approach of summer.
There may still be a few icy blasts to come, but the joy of spring is all around.
As always all wines by the glass, carafe and bottle.