Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 2 September 2012

A Blue Moon for my Dad

Moon and blue moon
This September we have TWO full moons, and last night I waited to get the perfect photo, but was not outside  at the perfect moment. This was taken some time ago,with my older Canon, a 'something ' that  does resemble  a “  Blue Moon”.
With Father’s Day here, thoughts turn to all Fathers, those with us, those far away. and those who are gone, remembered always with love and many fond memories.A few photos from over the years,  some  black& white oldies.
Mum,Dad and me, my Grandma, Auntie Jean and Uncle Merv and cousin Ann, Christmas 1941
Glenbrook,Christmas 1941
Building the new hay barn on the farm at TeHihi, in the 1950’s
TeHihi fgarm, about 1950's
Trout fishing at Lake Rerewhakaaitu.
Jean and her Dad,Trout fishing
Together at Lake Tarawera
Jean and her Dad, Lake Tarawera
My Dad, Eric Appleby on the left, Hugh’s dad Neil on the right, a very successful day on Lake Tarawera.
My Dad, Hugh's Dad at Lake Tarawera
logs waiting
I cannot remember  all the lines, but this is part of one of my Dad’s favourite sayings, so today I leave  you these thoughts,
Quotation of the day from My Dad.
“ Sit on a log and think of me, if a log you cannot find,
well, just  jog alone and never mind”
Fond greetings to all from Jean


Gayle said...

The last photo and the take of dad's made me think of my own. When he invited people into our home he would always gesture to the table and say "pull up a stump". I really miss him.

Nancy J said...

Yes Gayle, I miss my Dad so much too, and more so when I do something new, we move, or I have something exciting happen, as if that happens much!!! .We lived on a farm when I was a child, so my memories are of friesan cows, a Fordson tractor.calf club days,hay making, calving, doing the hay the old fashioned way with oblong bales,going trout fishing together,and finally caring for him at the end.we share this loss together, fondest greetings from Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

Wonderful tribute!

Nancy J said...

Thanks Julie,looking up the old photos, they go back so many years!!!greetings from Jean.

FlowerLady said...

What wonderful memories you have of your loving Dad. I loved his saying.


Ali Honey said...

Lovely old photos Jean. They help us remember.