Tonight the sunset showed through the trees, with stunning colours.This lasted for a very short time, beauty was there for all to see.
Toetoe, New Zealand’s largest native grass, photo courtesy of the Internet.
Yesterday the digger arrived at 8 a.m. and the Toetoe plants were dug out, the ground levelled, and the fronds, leaves and stumps taken away. Along the fence line, there are daffodil bulbs showing through, in a few places. These were planted by Hugh’s Dad in 2003. The next job on the list was to dig out some huge stumps, left over when trees were felled, or ones that were blown down in a gale.Then some trees were felled, and by the end of next week should be sawed up, split, and thrown in a huge heap, ready for next year’s fires.
The fast frame mode made taking this series of photos so much easier. Hugh cut the trunk with his chainsaw, stood back, and slowly the tree fell.So many years to grow, a minute to cut, and seconds to fall to the ground.
One final photo taken one minute after the two at the top of the post , and those colours had already started to fade, and by the time I walked inside, the sky was grey, and slowly turned to darkness.
Quotation of the day, from Minnie Aumonier
“ There is always music amongst the trees in the Garden,
but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it”
Cheers from Jean