Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 14 December 2013

We are ready for cold days in 2014


The firewood has been split, and stacked, thrown onto a huge pile, to dry out before going into the shed…we did not take any shortcuts this time!!! The smaller pile nearest the big tree is chippy wood, smaller, and will dry sooner.This little firebox heats the hot water, and all the hallway too.

The next photo was taken in the late afternoon sunshine, west is to the right hand side of the pile of wood.

Firewood for 2014

Beautiful colours in the flowers this week.Bronze Lily    Renga Renga or NZ Rock Lily   Scarlet Poppy    

Dwarf Californian Poppy

Quotation of the day,from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I hear the wind among the trees
Playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.

Greetings from Jean


Ela said...

Hello ! Your flowers are wonderful, I love those colors.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Goodness me, I think you will be very cosy next winter!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great woodpile. Nice to have it done before winter starts arriving.

Your flowers are lovely.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

Our photos said...

Nice flower photos!

TexWisGirl said...

no surprise shed falls, that's good. :)

Karen said...

Oh your blooms are gorgeous Jean!

Barb said...

I came by to see your beautiful flowers. Very cold here in CO! We could use some of that wood. I see you might have a new ginger boy. Happy holidays to you and Hugh, Jean. My friends are in Wanaka - they might fly over the sound on Christmas Day. (They rent their apartment from a pilot.)

Nancy J said...

Barb, today in Wanaka, 21C, at Cardrona 8C, dream on about our warm days!!To all, thanks for your words, I am so glad the wood is done for now, shed will be repaired on 24th December, wonder if Santa will pay it a visit?? And our new ginger boy is coming in each night, having a 2 a.m. snack of Felicity's biscuits this morning, we know, as Hugh has moved the dishes into our bedroom, and each night moves them a little closer to our bed!!! No photos yet, hope to be able to get one, but as soon as we rustle the sheets, he walks out. Greetings, Jean.

Janet said...

Beautiful flowers, great stack of firewood and apt poem. We have acres of snow and cold weather, but I see some blue sky out there.