Central Plateau, North Island

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

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow


Yesterday, the sky in the late afternoon, looking to the west

late afternoon sky in the west

Today, rain,  misty, cool, and grey skies.

rainy afternoon

Next year’s firewood, growing taller every month.

Next year's firewood

The wood box is full, kindling all split, and  our first fire for this year, summer has gone, autumn lasted such a short while, and today is  very wintery.  I  do like this  room, cosy in the winter, windows all open in the summer, super natural light for sewing, a good book to read, coffee on hand, laptop and next sewing project   on my desk,  perfect bliss.

Winter fire in March

Let the rain fall, the wind blow, we are so cosy inside,  tomorrow a birthday for our older daughter. The year she was born, it was summer right up until May, I can remember wearing cotton frocks for so many months.Where is this “ Global Warming”?

Happy Birthday Annette, we love you so much, enjoy your day with Mike, Josh and Danielle, all our loving  wishes  for  you, laughter,  love, sunshine and happiness,  tomorrow,  and every day .

Happy Birthday  Annette

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ Cherish your family and your friends”

Greetings from Jean


eileeninmd said...

It is nice a cozy to sit in front of a fire. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Lovely photos, have a happy day!

Nancy C said...

You are just beginning your wood-burning and we are looking forward to the last fire now as spring approaches. Stay cozy Nancy!

Carol Mattingly said...

Winter sets in for you. I can only feel relieved that winter is paying us it's last respects.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It's amazing to think winter is starting for you. It was nice to see where you write, craft and enjoy the views from inside. The fire looks very inviting.

How are you doing? Are you able to laugh yet?

Love and hugs to you dear Jean ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

we've certainly had a much colder and longer winter season - even in texas who is known for such mild winters.

i really love your view and fenceline. so pretty.

Jim said...

Very cozy indeed Jean. All ready for winter you are, as we late patiently for our spring to arrive.....a very long winter here in Nova Scotia this year (he said looking out the window at the snow coming down).

Karen said...

I must say, your winter looks more tolerable than ours! Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter!

camp and cottage living said...

Happy B'Day to Annette!
Your favorite room does look like a wonderful place to cozy in by the warm fire, Jean.
there is nothing like a wood stove to keep you warm!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to Annette! It looks cozy with your fire burning, Jean. Keep warm.

Michaele said...

There is something Zen about our friendship across the miles. I feel as if while we are breathing in, you are breathing out. Know what I mean?

Terri said...

It is strange to think of winter just beginning for you when I so desire to see the tail end of it here. Your fire does look nice and cozy though!

KB said...

If it's wintery there, why isn't it summery here? A conundrum.

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Lovely photos of the skies.

Nancy J said...

Thank you so much for Birthday Wishes, I'll pass them on tonight when we phone her. Annette is on Facebook... " Annette Lee" Winter, that was yesterday, today the morning air was not so cool, and quite a sunshiney warm day. No fire tonight!!! Cheers, Jean.

Here I Am Carrie said...

I seem to always miss your summers down here with not internet. Can't believe you have the fires burning. I can't wait to get back north to cooler temps. Our stoves will be burning again there and I am sure we will have lots of snow. Glad you have all your wood for the season ahead. Happy Fall to you..