January 2006, sunrise, capturing the colours that changed every second.
Lemon Day Lily, colours that shone so well against the darker green
“Long Drop Lodge”
“Short Stay Only”
in the Catlins area, Otago, January 2008
The old tree at Waitahuna, outlined in the early morning light, January 2009
A stream in the Kaweka Forest Park, January 2010
Monet’s Hexagon, an original pattern from Shirley Goodwin.
Mine is started, waiting to be bound. January 2011
Dierama, or Lady’s Wand, in the wind and the almost dusk.
Muriel ,my Mum-in-law loved this plant, and her aunt told her
“thems flowers are called Angel’s Bells, my dear”
this must have been about 1924 or so.
Well. tonight the Angel’s Bells moved as the wind swirled
from the south.
Quotation of the day, with reflections on the year past,
sadness and joy, old friends and new friendships, and the challenges of the year ahead,
from Hillaire Belloc, 1870-1953
“From quiet homes and first beginning ,
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There’s nothing worth the wear of winning,
But laughter and the love of friends”
Cheers from Jean