Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 8 November 2013

Words that are Priceless



This link was in the Photography Forum “ Ugly Hedgehog”.


It's the final months of school and the Year 11 students are preparing for life beyond Thornhill.

English teacher Mr Burton is one of a kind. He's an Assistant Head at just 30 years old, and music, fancy-dress and jumping on tables are all part of his teacher's toolkit. This year, he has his most challenging C/D borderline class so far, and two of his students pose very different challenges.

Musharaf has a severe stammer, and anxiety about leaving Thornhill seems to have made it worse. As Musharaf prepares for his GCSE English oral exam, Mr Burton is prepared to try any tactic, no matter how unusual, to help improve his fluency


I opened the link to make sure it was correct, and one time, just once, it did not work and took me to another totally different site. Apologies if this happens!!!

Today was almost cloudless, brilliant sunshine, and flowers and grass dazzled.Shade under the English Elm  Tree beckoned,the seat was waiting, providing a quiet place to  ponder over many things.

Purple Lupin White Lupin in sun and shade Poppies in the sun 

Sitting in the shade of the English Elm TRee 


Shadows on a tall treegolden Azalea blooms

Quotation of the day… from Martin Luther

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,

every green tree is far more glorious

than if it were made of gold and silver. 

Greetings from Jean


Linda said...

Jean, what beautiful photos! I agree with the quote!

Ashling said...

Links will have to wait until I get home, but had to thank you for the eye candy...such beautiful flowers & bright colors. I love Fall dearly, and Winter is special....but one never tires of feasting on color and the glories of flowers. Thank you!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi! Lovely Pictures you show. Take some time for us in Sweden to enjoy flowers like that.
Have a nice weekend!!

Carol Mattingly said...

Beautiful photos and love that quote too. Carol

Michaele said...

I love the reminder that it is Spring somewhere.

KB Bear said...

That link is incredible. Thank you for sharing.

And, I adore seeing your springtime. What gorgeous flowers!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love the link.......thank you. Beautiful flowers.......are those in your garden? It is getting cold here and your spring photos are so warming!

Nancy J said...

Thank you all for your lovely words. Almost all the trees, flowers, lawn and all else are in our own garden, unless I have said where it comes from. Spring is in full bloom here, hot days, slightly cool mornings, riotous growth of the lawns!!! and birds either building nests or feeding chicks. Hoping to see some very soon, chirping but well hidden. Greetings to all, take care in the colder North. Jean.

Karen said...

Lovely photos Jean. The poppies are gorgeous.

No, I rarely print any photos, except for pics of the family.

Our photos said...

Your photos are beautiful.
Have a nice sunday! RW & SK

Kat said...

Your photos are always so beautiful. Though I can't say why, the bench under the shade tree especially struck me. I think I could sit on that bench all day! With love and ladybug hugs, Kat

June said...

Thank you so much for the link, what a great teacher; love your photos always, some of my very favourite flowers, lupins and poppies - thanks so much.

Janet said...

All your flowers are sooo beautiful!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Your place really is so beautiful. So much like a park. We are expecting a big dump of snow this weekend and very cold tempetures. Hard to believe I was just in the garden today digging the last of my leeks and gleaning more Kale. It will be flowers, flowers and more flowers for you. I know where I can come to brighten my dull days here.

Ela said...

Beautiful photos. Your place is so wonderful :)
Greetings !

Nancy J said...

Welcome Ela, you have some super photos on your blog. Thanks for your words. Greetings, Jean,.

Gayle said...

I didn't realize how much I missed the flowers until I scrolled down to these. I'm cold (it's about -10*) and there's snow.... not enjoying winter at all.

Nancy J said...

Hi Gayle, I look on "wunderground" each day, and saw a few weeks ago you would have reached a maximum of about -12, and the minimum was going to be -23. Way too cold for me to even imagine, I'll keep on posting some bright flowers for you to enjoy. Take care, cheers to all at TWH, Jean.