Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Perspectives and views from others

In the last few  weeks we have lost 2 good friends, and I realise that attending a funeral is part of a grieving process. we were not able to be at either one, distance of travel for Howard , such a good long time friend, going way back to Papakura and hunting days  with all the family and friends, and for dear Lucy in Auckland, we did not know at the time.This lovely lady came from Cyprus to live in New Zealand some years ago, a sprightly little lady who  became involved in many activities in their area, embroidery, music group, art, gardening. and no doubt many more.

Hugh has been out on a lovely winter’s day, and these come from his camera.
The  St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church at Komako, on the Pohangina Valley East Road, was  established  in 1926 with money donated by Mr and Mrs Handley, who then farmed at Springvale . The money came  from  the income from one season’s wool clipping. This area was once a thriving community , with a sawmill, store and post office.  Did  the Sunday parishioners come on horseback, in horse and cart, or maybe some of them had a car.I’m sure there were many happy and some sad services held there.
St Bartholomew's Anglican Ch Komako  Aug 2011
He started the day with this photo of a beautiful sunrise near Colyton, at 7.30 a.m. Sunrise 7.30 a.m. near Colyton Aug 2 2011
Raumai Bridge over the Pohangina River, not much water now, Were Hugh’s thoughts similar to those of William Wordsworth when he wrote  these lines 
“Composed  upon Westminster Bridge.”, 1807

“Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty”



Hugh's pics Aug 2011 Raumai Bridge

Hidden in the leaves of this huge Totara Tree is a wood pigeon, finding wonderful camouflage in the greenery.
Totara tree Aug 2011

Quotation of the day, Anonymous
The perspective of some creditors is , that in their view,
 insolvency is a hatch,catch and dispatch process.

Cheers from Jean

1 comment:

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