Central Plateau, North Island

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

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Sunset Colours

Tonight the sunset showed through the trees, with stunning colours.This lasted for a very short time, beauty was there for all to see.

sunset colourslooking west
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.
some stumpsready to fall
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.
Hugh called “Timber”Almost down
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.
fenceline view
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


Ashling said...

That's a wonderful quote...I can see it on a rough-hewn plaque on a garden wall. Thank you!

Nancy J said...

Hi Ashling, A lovely thought, I can see it there too, and maybe I need to find a suitable large round of wood from one of the trees for this, so that tree will live on in the words. I hope to see your plaque one day.And the tiny WC sitting there with you. Cheers from Jean.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Fantastic sunset colours. I went to a Gloria Loughman class where we learnt to paint sky fabric. Scenes like this always have me imagining how I would paint the sky.

Nancy J said...

Hi Linda, I have never been able to paint, or draw, but can imagine the joy of painting fabric. That would have been a great class.Cheers from Jean.

Susan Heather said...

Wonderful sunset. 7 degrees here this morning but should be a good day.