It is spring time in Taranaki and the annual garden festivals are on. There are two which run concurrently. The Powerco Garden Spectacular and The Fringe Garden Festival. I have two friends staying with me from the Waikato who have come to see the gardens. They took in 6 gardens on their way to me on Monday. Then yesterday we visited another 6 gardens on a day which offered us typical spring weather, sunshine, cloud, sunshine and a bit of drizzle. It was a lovely day. This morning we woke up to winter again, heavy rain all day and a real drop in the temperature as the wind and rain swung around to the south. Brrr. after a quick trip up town to get supplies and visit our local art Gallery we headed home. Today we all decided was blob out day so on went the heater and extra layers for us all. Oh dear fingers crossed we will get out to more gardens tomorrow. In the meantime here are some of my photos from yesterday.