Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Autumn has Officially Arrived

 

March heralded itself in with a cool morning, a hot day, and a clear night sky, just to make sure we all know the season is upon us. The flowers have ignored the summons, and keep on blooming, The Gossamer grasses wave gently in the breeze, Cosmos and Japanese Anemone show that gorgeous pink, and the wee stream ripples down from the top pond to the lower one, giving the goldfish some much needed oxygenated water.

Gossamer Grass with long fronds

One Cosmos

Japanese Anemones

 

Little stream from the top pond

Life continues at a slow pace, and I am so thankful for any day that is slightly better than anticipated. The firewood is slowly  being thrown into the shed, letting the underneath pieces dry more,  smaller wood for the chip heater that heats all our hot water is totally dry, Security and bliss is a shed full of wood before winter arrives.

Quotation of the day, from  Walt Disney Company

“Laughter is timeless.

Imagination has no age.

And dreams are forever.”

Greetings from Jean

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, beautiful flowers and images. I am so happy your days are becoming better..I love the Disney quote. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Julie Fukuda said...

A peaceful scene ... thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

The Furry Gnome said...

How come you get fall before we get spring? But the temps have moderated here; quite warm today at only -14C.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Jean.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, indeed. glad you have the wood supply after all your hard work. lovely to see the flowers and stream!

Lori Skoog said...

Hey Jean! It's about time I made it for a visit. Your photography is quite something as is the scenery in NZ. Just went back and read many posts...hope all is well.

Carol Mattingly said...

What beautiful flowers you have blooming there on this hot Autumn day. Your Winter will be upon you in a few months while my Spring will be arriving. Stay safe and warm Jean. Carol

Barb said...

I like your description of your property, Jean - still in summer mode, I think! Cosmos are so light and airy - yours look pretty in pink.

Kate said...

Your flowers brightened my (not quite so) cold winter day.

Allie said...

Beautiful pictures hon.....

KB Bear said...

Gorgeous flowers! It doesn't look like autumn yet but I am glad that your wood shed is ready! I also am happy for any day that you can laugh and smile.

Janet said...

Such beauty in your fall! Lovely flowers. Hope things are falling into place for Hugh's appointment.

Out To Pasture said...

You have such lovely surroundings. Palms are completely exotic and graceful to me. Cosmos are my garden stars as well. Pretty to look at, a valuable pollen source for my honey bees and long lasting cut bouquets.
Cheers, Florence

Karen said...

Hoping spring will arrive here soon! Beautiful cosmos, I am planting some this summer.

Gayle said...

I would love to see the gold fish. Do you bring them in during the winter or is the pond big enough to stay thawed? Love your place... such beauty. Hope to hear of the medical plans soon... would love to have that stress eased for you.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm so fed up with hauling wood. sigh.