Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 2 June 2012

The Month of June

Congratulations to Kathy and Frances, and thanks so much for adding yourselves to my member list   Kathy I have replied to you,   Frances, I had problems getting a link, if you email me( email address on my profile ) I can reply.
 Some archive photos from June in other years.
A Monarch Butterfly on the flowering Wintersweet Tree, June 1st 2011.
Monarch Butterfly on Wintersweet tree
Poppy on the clothesline post , June 1st 2011
Poppy June 2011
Hugh and Kaz went up the track on the Ruahine Range, on June 1st, 2011.
This track also goes  to the wind farm there, so the workmen can do maintenance on the wind turbines.  There were many cyclists on the track that day.
Track up the Tararua  Range
On  the other side of the Manawatu Gorge, there is an observation area, and you can drive to this place. The blades look like graceful ballet dancer’s arms, and some have 2, some have 3 blades.The blades have lengths of 23.5 metres, and the larger turbines have    3 blades of 45 metres in length . They have a constant speed of 29 revolutions per minute. They can be stopped ( is the correct term feathered ?) for repairs or replacement if needed.This close up  is taken under one of the  Wind Turbines at Te Apiti wind farm, North of the Manawatu Gorge.
Under the blades
Morning sky in June 2011. Looking to the East.
June morning sky 2011
Quotation of the day from Rishika
“ Morning is not only Sun Rise but a beautiful miracle of Nature
that defeats Darkness and spreads Light”
Cheers from Jean


KB said...

I love the quote. What a beautiful place you live. Poppy is very impressive on top of the clothesline. No cone... that must be good news!

Nancy J said...

Yes, KB , I read your words and know how thankful we are that all is well with Poppy now, Your photos inspire me, your courage also, and K will now where your love and care is right now. What a truly wonderful place you visited,and such a high altitude.
Your holiday was very much needed, a special time together. Fond greetings from Jean.

Tanya said...

Now, how high up is that clothesline for Poppy?! She looks quite like a queen herself.

Nancy J said...

Hi Tanya, not too high, I can touch it with my hand, but she jumps there from a raised garden.that was taken some time ago. Cheers from Jean