Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Raindrops on Blossoms


We had rain overnight, grey skies again this morning, a smidgeon of sunshine peeping through the clouds.

Jim, up North in Nova Scotia,  we do have sunshine, but this year  it is having an extended holiday.

Yesterday we reached 30 Celsius, way too  hot for outside work. This morning grey clouds scattered their way across the morning, with a peep of sunshine coming in when I returned to the Easterly view.

Raindrops on pink Alstromeria flowers

This is looking to the East, not a glimmer of sun yet.

morning sky in grey and white

over to the Western side, much the same.

morning sky in the West in December

Back to the East, and a glimmer of light shining through the clouds.

Here comes the sun

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ When the wind blows at gale force, hurl the sails,

ride out the storm,

and reach calmer water in due course”

Greetings from Jean


Linda said...

Jean, your photos are gorgeous, and I hope Jim is enjoying his time in Nova Scotia.

Jenny said...

It's wet and warm in our town too Jean. It's a bit like living in the tropics. Lets hope we get some sunshine for Christmas Day.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm looking at the grey skies and thinking how cold it must be, then you mention how hot is is. :) other side of the world strikes again... :)

Our photos said...

Glad You have good weather. It's storm,thunder and cold overhere !

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's cold here, and I'm glad that somewhere, someone is feeling and enjoying the warmth of the sun. Your photos are lovely! I hope all is well Jean. And I so hope you have a wonderful and memorable holiday!!

Carol Mattingly said...

What I wouldn't give for more sunshine. We have had a few hours of sunshine two days out of the last 3 1/2 weeks. It's maddening. Beautiful images. I see a tad bit of blue sky peeking through. Merry Christmas Jean and Hugh. Carol

Jenn Jilks said...

We finally had some sun today. I was happy to see it! The fire is on, we're at -7 C. and I'm hoping it won't be a long winter!
Hubby saw a coyWolf Wed. and we are running out measuring tracks! How silly!
Cheers from up north!

eileeninmd said...

I am glad you are enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.. Beautiful images, the flowers are lovely.. Have a happy Sunday!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Terri said...

Pretty shots- at least you can catch a glimpse of the blue sky..around here it has been hiding out from us. :) Merry Christmas!!

Michaele said...

You would make a wonderful weather announcer. It's like a breath of fresh air to read you words.

KB said...

I'm glad that you are getting to see the sun and that it feels like summer now. I hope that you have a warm and sunny Christmas!