New Zealand has been battered recently by wild weather, with typical Spring changability reaching to turbulence.
We've had wind damage in Auckland, flooding in Manawatu and in the Hutt Valley, snowfalls in Southland crippling buildings, and killing spring lambs, and even a tornado in Taranaki.
But we have escaped almost unscathed.
Yes we've had plenty of rain, and we've had windy days. But the Cherry trees are still clothed in blossom, although today we woke to a small lake in the back yeard. This is not uncommon, given the slope of the yard, but this is the first time this year as far I can remember.