Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 22 August 2011

Just like the snow, a short time here

We had, for our area. quite a big snowfall, on early Monday morning, 15th August. Des and Pat had arrived from Nanango, Queensland, on Sunday, for three weeks, so Hugh delighted in waking them up at 4.45, “ LOOK AT THIS”  and when the curtains were pulled back, the white stuff covered the lawn, and was  still falling so softly and silently.
This was the view from the dining room at 5.10 a.m. Probably about 5 cm, but that is not definitely measured, just an eyeball estimation!!
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This was  taken by Hugh,  just after 7 a.m. The snow was quite thick then, and our footsteps crunched loudly,when we braved the cold air. It melted later that morning, and when we came back after our second trip to Wellington airport, to meet Mayumi and Akiko, there was almost none left. But that night it fell again, big flakes,Mayumi and Akiko delighted to watch it all from the doorway.
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TuesdayBarbeque cover with snow 16th Aug a.m. and the barbeque cover still had a good coating.Des is filling the wood box, again, with extra thick jacket and warm gloves, he is out today with Hugh to get some more photos of the views from up high in the Ruahine Ranges.Extra layers added for the higher altitude.

Did anyone see us at Wellington Airport on Monday 15th, 4 adults, 2 young ladies from Japan, tears, smiles and much laughter. What a celebration after 9 years,why was I so worried I might not recognise them,of course we all knew eachother,  and now 5 days later they are home again.We hope they come again, and not another 9 year gap this time round. Photos to come after I email and ask permission to publish.

Quotation of the day, from Robert Bridges , “ London Snow”

"When men were all asleep the snow came flying,
In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
 Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,
Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town"

True words for last week all over New Zealand

Cheers from Jean


Ulla said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! From the other side of the world. Thank you for the photos! I like them very much! Lovely photos! Also your quilts are fantastic! Have a nice day!

Nancy J said...

Hi Ulla, I looked at your site and the quilting and display is great.I loved the bags, animals, and the little girl's dress with trapunto embroidery.Just all so beautiful.Do you have an email address/ I did not know which one it woud be as it was all in your language? Cheers from Jean