Thinking about friends back in the UK where it's cold and almost certainly snowing right now, I thought a shot of our back yard where we've been pruning the trees may be amusing. It's been quite a warm day today with not a snow flake in sight! The impatiens are in bloom as you can see bottom right of the image and I now have a mountain of twigs and branches to chip/mulch. Mind you, the larger chunks of wood will keep me warm when winter comes to New Zealand :-)
Sadly the wood isn't the best for burning ... rather soft ... so it doesn't give the greatest amount of heat and tends to make a lot of ash.
Anyway, the chipper is booked, so that's decided what I'll be up to next weekend! Problem now is finding places in the garden for all the mulch!