Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 27 June 2013

A New Arrival in the Back Paddock

Mother ewe and one lamb

This afternoon I heard one ewe calling, in our neighbour’s paddock.

Look what I found!!  One little lamb and her Mum.

There was a cold southerly wind blowing, , so I’m sure they will find a sheltered warm place tonight. in a dip, or with some hay, cuddled together.

The winter garden does not have many flowers, until the bulbs are in flower.The Protea looks stunning, in bud or full bloom.

Protea buds

Protea nerifolia 

At the front garden, a lime green conifer brightens and lightens , against the darker green, and the bare Silver Birch trees.

Conifer tree

Quotation of the day,  from  Percy Bysshe Shelley,

“ If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

Greetings from Jean

13 comments:

Gary said...

Great to see the lambs. Our temperatures are finally warming, and are now veering to hot summer. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet, tiny new lamb! :)

Jenny Lyon said...

Your post is filled with such beauty! Made my morning.

Janet said...

Weren`t you just showing us snow a day or two ago? And now spring has sprung!!!

Nancy J said...

One lamb is indeed usually a sign of spring, but colder days are still to come, the snow photos were about 1000 km, or 820 miles south of where we live. Each day shows a different sky, and I hope for a red sky in the morning. Greetings to all, Jean.

Susan Heather said...

It seems early for lambs - they seem to be earlier every year. Lovely photos.

sophie...^5 said...

Aaaah so sweet the baby lamb! The protea is stunning. We can not grow those here!!! SO thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Oh Jean! I absolutely love the lambs! How nice that you got to see this...and share it here! Lovely series of photos.

Barb said...

Wonderful photos of your world, Jean. Your landscape is stunning. I used Manuka honey in a recipe today - I thought of you.

Nicky said...

Cute lamb, hope the weather didn't get too cold for the new baby...

Nancy J said...

Nicky, we have had some rain, but overnight not too freezing.I think it was a few weeks old, so should be hardy enough, and they have been shifted to a very sheltered place in another paddock. Guess it's a bit cold down your way. Cheers from Jean

Michaele said...

Wonderful shots Jean. I really like the blues and yellows in the sky.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome pics... Love the lamb