Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Colours of Spring

Just when we think winter is over, a cold blast comes to the far south again.Snow flurries at the farm yesterday, and Southland is expecting snow to sea level. Here  are some of nature’s wonderful colours.
Palmerston North Gardens show off the beauty of the poppy shades to perfection. These are across the street from Moxie’s, and after a great breakfast I felt fortified sufficiently to have a steady hand and eye.

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Here in our garden the tulips are finished, azaleas and rhododendron in full flower,little hoop petticoat daffodils did their best to put on a show and the grape hyacinths always seem to be the same deep blue . The bearded iris was in flower last year ,such a delicate change of shading .On the way to Palmerston North one lady has the most magnificent display of daffodils and bluebells under big trees, right by the main road.One day I will be brave and bold, and go in and ask to take some photos. There would be almost one acre of this beautiful colour

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Quilting is moving at a snail’s pace, I am finishing off a wall hanging,”Monet’s Hexagons” a stunning pattern from Shirley Goodwin. This one is a gift, but I like it so much another will be for home. The Cloth Shop BOM is also on the go, they are looking good, photos of all those to come later this week. Owl and Clown applique bags are in the construction stage for Christmas gifts as well.
Many years ago my Dad gave me a wall hanging ‘ A ROUND TUIT”, he knew me better than I knew myself. Maybe I should line up all the unfinished projects and FINISH them just one at a time.!!!
Quotation of the day from Cecil Rhodes,  1853-1902,
So little done, so much to do
Cheers from Jean

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