Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 10 January 2014

Happy Birthday Hugh



Wonky Wagon #1


Mt Ruapehu in January

Hugh on the road to the A-Frame, Ruahine Range

Hugh in  Ruahine Range  April 2011 #2

Hugh at Wellington airport Aug 15 2011

Jean and Hugh, April 2009


10th January, a special day, birthday wishes coming your way

For happiness, good health, and wishes come true

These and so much more to you

I look back over the years before,

and see the photos of you, and more,

The places you love, the fields to roam,

at the end of the day you then come home

With stories to tell of deer, pigs or goats,

maybe the tracks up very steep slopes

Excitement found, on the scariest roads, the trailer with a heavy load,

Remote places you so enjoy, ever since a younger boy.

I wish you these and many more, at home and in the great outdoors

Happy Birthday Hugh, 10th January 2014


Quotation of the day from George Harrison

All the world is birthday cake,

so take a piece, but not too much.


Greetings from Jean


TexWisGirl said...

so sweet. happy birthday to your hugh. :)

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday wishes from us too - it was nice to meet you recently.

Best wishes from Jenny, Robin, and Muffy the cat.

Ela said...

Happy Birthday from Poland

Here I Am Carrie said...

Wish Hugh a happy birthday from me. My hubbies birthday was Jan. 6th. Love your poem. We are heading off Saturday. Delaying a day as snow is expected heavy the next couple of days. Mostly all packed now. Just doing all the cleaning. Fridge, washing floors and last pass through bathrooms. Trying to get all my internet stuff done as well in the evenings. Hope we don't get too much so we can get out of here. Have a wonderful winter and don't work too hard. Sit occasionally and enjoy that beautiful property of yours and your flowers and garden. I know the minute you sit you want to get up and do something. Hang in there an extra 10 minutes for me and just gaze out. Hugs Carrie

Lindsjö taxar said...

Happy Birthday Hugh!
Have a great celebration!

Susan Heather said...

Happy birthday to Hugh as well. it is also Max's 84th birthday today.

Georgia said...

Happy Birthday, Hugh! May you have many more with the lovely Jean.

Jim said...

Jean, you are a poet for sure! This was great!
Happy Birthday to Hugh! Hope today you are 'the king of the castle'!!

Carol Mattingly said...

Happy Birthday Hugh and many more.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to Hugh!

Barb said...

Great poetic tribute for Hugh! I thought of his b-day today when I was skiing home from the mountain. I hope he has a very healthy 2014! Enjoy life.

Julie Fukuda said...

Great celebratory post!

Nancy J said...

Thanks all on behalf of Hugh, he is thrilled at your wishes from near and so far away. Really another ordinary day, lawns, baking, housework, and guests staying for the weekend. Maybe some of the cake I baked this a.m. Greetings to all, Jean.

sophie...^5 said...


Your special someone is most gracious with spreading the love your both have for each other and your world.

All the best, fellow Capricorn!!


camp and cottage living said...

Happy Birthday to you Hugh.
He sounds like a real special fellow!
My FIL's name was Hugh and he too was a special man.

Michaele said...

This is a wonderful post. You two always amaze me. What is your secret to staying so young and active?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·Happy Birthday Hugh!
I hope your day was full of all your favorite things!!