Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 24 July 2014

I’m a lonely little Camellia flower

 

This week NZ has had snow, hail, sleet, rain, wind, and some sunshine. We had a frost here, then a little hail.

The other day, I left the Camellia flower on the bird bath, placed on top of the ice.

Camellia flower on frozen bird bath

 

Tuesday, it was frozen, leaves under the ice, then hail splattered on top. A bit of fun with some PP, and here it is in glorious “ Colour”. Click on the photo to see it in real life!!!

Hail on ice

Life continues as always, busy with firewood, pain medication, another hospital visit,  for a different problem, all was well this time, a small shopping spree for a birthday present, ( Roll on Friday, but not the years!!), … the Orthopod is still waiting to see  Hugh, or better wording, Hugh is still waiting to see him,   my guess is I need to phone more often till they realise I will keep on calling till we get an appointment.

Quotation of the day, from Jean

When Mayumi lived with us, we had hail one day. I laughed as she translated the words, “ Hugh, we have hail”, a fond memory from 2002.

Hyū wa, hyō o motte iru

Greetings from Jean

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

tumultuous weather. sorry for the continued pain and medical issues!

Carol Mattingly said...

Your weather sounds like ours last winter. Hope it gets better and you get an appointment soon.

Georgia said...

Seems to me my mother used to sing something like, "I'm a poor little petunia in an onion patch." I think your camellia is prettier :-)

Jim said...

Jean, do you think the blossom will stay there most of the winter since it is frozen? What a good idea! And nice photos too!
Good that Hugh's hospital visit went well.
Take care.

KB Bear said...

That's a gorgeous Camellia flower, and I love it in the birdbath!!! I'm glad that you're keeping your spirits up. I truly wish that the orthopod would understand the gravity of the situation and give you an appointment!

Karen said...

Such a pretty flower!

Janet said...

Gorgeous photo! Will the flower live or is it frozen for all time? Prayers that Hugh will get his appointment soon. Keep calling - that's a good strategy.

Nancy J said...

Hi all, the water has thawed, frost all gone, the Camellia flower has past its best, and gone to make compost in the garden. Hugh has had a reasonably good day, (Hooray) and so many thanks for all your caring thoughts and words . Cheers, Jean.

eileeninmd said...

The weather seems to come and go, we just have to live with it.. I hope your Hugh can see the doc soon. Sending my prayers for him! Wishing you a happy day!

Ron Troke said...

I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to comment ~ the comment Queen was not letting me open the comment box ~ oh well, there must be mice in the computer.
Camellia / frost sounds so yin and yang ~~ this would never happen here because the camellias would stay blooming until winter. Such is our temperate world. Love your creation Jean...really helps to put all into perspective for a North North American meaning not a Southern North American....I digress.
Meds can be such an annoyance I'm finding that out as well. Keep calling for the appointment because the squeaky wheel gets the honey or something like that!
Ron

Our photos said...

This flower looks sooooo cold

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh so sorry for the pain issues- hope Hugh gets in to doc soon. Sometimes you just have to keep bugging them to get an appointment! It is hard to imagine sleet and snow while I'm sweltering here in the heat, but it actually sounds nice right now. Have a great weekend!

Nancy J said...

A big " Thank you" so much for all lovely birthday messages, and on Facebook too. I had a lovely day, lunch out, cards, parcels and phone calls. age as it is, be thankful for every year, no matter how old you might be. This last week so much sadness and disaster, I feel guilty to have one happy day amidst it all. Jean.

Michaele said...

Sounds cold there - as I sit here sweating. I commend your determination on getting an appt. Whatever it takes right? Keep on keeping on.

Barb said...

Thinking of both you and hUgh. I hope he see the DR soon!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Take care with the health issues. I so understand. Be strong, I'm thinking of you across the ocean.