Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Another Beautiful Autumn Day



The leaves are changing colour more and more every day.in the early morning sunshine they glow gold and burgundy for those few minutes.

I look at them and try to forget any problems in our lives right now. Not a “miracle lasting” day today,  pain is  back again, so a very go-slow,  for Hugh. I did some sewing, a thank you gift for our “Silver Chariot” man, Kevin. Some phone calls, and now an evening meal to concoct!!!

Autumn leaves on the Cherry Blossom Tree


This had a dreamy look to it, a ’la Monet???

Cherry Blosson tree #2

While I was there, Felicity followed, and played in the leaves.

Felicity in Autumn leaves

A few Cherry Blossom trees still have green leaves, I wonder why they don’t all  change colour at the same time.

Leaves still Green in April

Quotation of the day, from Marcel Proust


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Greetings from Jean


Karen said...

I love it when the leaves change colour.

I'm sorry to hear that Hugh is having a rough day. Have the doctors ever mentioned nerve block injections?

Janet said...

The Dalai Lama says that the meaning of life is finding happiness. Simple things make me happy, like changing leaves and kitty cats. :) Hope Hugh feels better tomorrow.

eileeninmd said...

I agree with Janet above the simple things in life make me happy. And the quote is wonderful. I hope your Hugh feels better soon! Love the beautiful colors and images. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Brit said...

Autumcolors are alway nice to watch. Here its soon spring and that is nice too.

camp and cottage living said...

I'm so sorry to hear Hugh's in pain again.
My BIL get an epidural injection, which helps with his back pain.
Maybe you can check into this?

Carol Mattingly said...

Beautiful Fall, one of the most special times for me.

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry hugh did not have a good day. thanks for sharing your fall colors and your adorable cat. :)

Our photos said...

Very nice pictures

Michaele said...

Well, here's hoping this is just a bump in the road to recovery. It sounds so miserable. Your photos are wonderful and I love your fluffy cat!

KB Bear said...

I too hope that this is just a small bump for Hugh, and he'll be back to feeling better again tomorrow.

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.

Barb said...

Checking in, Jean. I'm so disappointed that Hugh's pain is back. Glad you still find solace and beauty in your surroundings. We're in the city - no snow! Take Care.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm late getting here, but hope that Hugh is feeling better, and you have a peaceful and uneventful weekend to enjoy the lovely colors and cats!

Take care!

Nancy J said...

Thank you all so very much, loving words, caring wishes and more, all mean so much. Friday and today a big improvement, specialist appointment brought forward by 3 weeks. Joy!!! Since last week more leaves have changed to gold, and tonight we turn back our clocks one hour, as daylight saving comes to an end this season. A mystery, as there will always be 24 hours in any day, no matter what the clock says. Maybe a sleep-in tomorrow!! Cheers, Jeam.

Jim said...

A 'charming gardener' you are Jean.
That photo is very a la Monet--ish! A real beauty.
Sorry to hear that Hugh's pain has returned. Hopefully not for long. Sending positive energy from here to you both......sent!

Susan Heather said...

Thanks for your comment - so sorry to hear that Hugh's pain is back again. Like me your stress level must be constantly high.

Lovely autumn photos.

The plants in my pots are pohutukawa.

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Jean, and Felicity is a sweetie.