Central Plateau, North Island

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

2 Outa 6 Ain’t Bad


So far, so good,Hugh has had 2 mornings, with little pain. Wow, we cannot believe this is real. 2 mornings with  not having to use crutches.The pain level is low, and manageable. We are slowly catching up on sleepless nights, and I was tempted with some  garden colour.

Mauve,Pink,Lemon and white

Mauve  Bletilla Striata, pink and lemon Aquilegia, and peeping in at the bottom edge, Lily of the Valley.

Bletilla striata is a species of orchid native to Japan, Korea, Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands), Myanmar (Burma), and China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, 

The Red Poppies flower from seed every year, this time are so ruffled and ,to my eye, darker red than before.

Red Poppy October 2014

Up the driveway, the cherry trees are showing delicate pink, and have so many blooms the thinner branches are drooping with their weight. Beautiful.

Cherry Blossom October 2014

But a walk in the garden would not be complete without a passing glance,or 2 or more, at that magnificent heap of firewood. Now more trees have been  felled, the sun reaches the heap earlier. Dry by February, in the shed in March, and on the fire in  April. Comfort and warmth all waiting .

Massive heap of firewood October 2014

This is taken from the other end, with smaller wood for the chip heater stacked high too.

Chippy wood and more October 2014

Quotation of the day, author  unknown,

“ Before you get anything, Get Organised ”

Greetings from Jean


eileeninmd said...

Nancy J, your flowers are lovely. My world here is turning brown and you have these gorgeous colors.. Lovely images, enjoy your day!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What wonderful news about Hugh!!! An answer to prayer.

Your flowers are oh so lovely and your woodpile is huge.

Love the quote, I definitely need to get organized.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Linda said...

Jean, I am so happy and relieved for Hugh! Your photos and quote, as always, are lovely.

Julie Fukuda said...

Glad to hear Hugh is doing better.
That is a remarkable pile of wood. I can't think of getting it all moved and stacked.

The Furry Gnome said...

Still can't get over those reversed seasons!

Jim said...

I am so happy to hear this, Jean. Progress is progress....no matter how slow it may be. I can feel and relate to both your relief and happiness.
Now to these blooms and photos!! How magical to think that this is going on somewhere in the world as we are heading into the end of our fall/autumn season. Not complaining here at all, as you know we love all the seasons and what they offer us as far as 'magic'!!
All the wood reminds me of the tale of the 'ant and the grasshopper'....you both are looking ahead and preparing for the future.

TexWisGirl said...

SO glad he's feeling better! my goodness! loved your blooms - very refreshing to the other side of the world! :)

Carol Mattingly said...

I am so happy that Hugh is finally seeing some relief. It can be a difficult thing to tolerate back pain. Your flowers all around are so beautiful I can't describe. Carol

Georgia said...

Thanks for the truly lovely photos and the great news about Hugh. Praying he progresses steadily to even greater levels of relief.

Allie said...

Awesome, awesome news about Hugh!!! And oh your lovely flowers and all that firewood - I'm exhausted just looking at it!!!!

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the cherry trees !

Terri said...

That is great news about Hugh. I think your wood pile looks pretty good- it makes me tired to think of all the work involved! Your cherry trees are to swoon over- just gorgeous!

Barb said...

Glad to hear of Hugh's improvement, Jean. Hope it lasts! I'd love to be able to grow those frilly poppies here at altitude. So dainty and colorful. I like seeing what's blooming in your garden. We got a bit of snow overnight. We're burning fires daily.

Carol Mattingly said...

I really don't understand why people have to kill each other in these senseless acts of violence. I pray these acts stop, but I know that's not really going to happen. I'm glad you posted regardless. We all need to be uplifted. Carol

Jenn Jilks said...

I cannot see how you two did all this work!