Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 26 February 2016

Photos from Home and Away

 

Since my trip to hospital I have been trying to take life a little slower.But this didn’t mean to stop blogging altogether!!! The last week or so  has been  so busy, family came, they went , Josh started a new life at Victoria University, the washing machine leaked ( badly!!), we rearranged beds, gave one away, cleaned out the huge chest freezer, with wonderful help, or mainly all the work done by Liv,  took Boris and Felicity to the vet to  make sure the new flea treatment was working, Hugh  went away camping, he came home. Here are some of his photos taken with his  Canon 40D. He was up high in the Central Plateau.

Desert Road Summit sign

His camp site, the tent extension I made was greatly admired by some men who had been further in on a photography trip, with overnight fly-camping. They were about our age,( give or take from 75 to 79)  or a few years younger, and had been in the bush for a few days. I guess a home cooked meal, after a very welcome hot shower, would be so appreciated.

Camp site at Waipakihi Road 2016

Waipakihi Stream, looking pretty in the sunshine. I was told it was SO  hot there, 40Celsius in the wagon!!! And one morning almost a frost.This is the normal thing for days and nights at the high altitude. 1074 m or 3523 feet above seal level.

Waipakihi Stream 2016 #3

Boris contemplating #1

The good news is that Open Live Writer  has now added and installed  “ Spell Check”. No more proof reading for errors!!!

Quotation of the day,author unknown

“ Your attitude is your altitude.

It determines how high you can fly”

Greetings from Jean.

21 comments:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Great to see Hugh is well enough to go camping!
Boris looking very handsome.

Susan Heather said...

It doesn't sound like a slower life with what sounds like spring cleaning. Take care.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, hospital? I hope all is well. I love your sweet kitty and the shot of the stream. I love the quote! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Shelley Folkerts said...

Lovely photos. Glad to hear Hugh is doing better and out about. It sounds like you have been busy. My husband is going to be off work thru the end of March yet. Thankfully I am back to some quilting as I have missed it. Hugs to you!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely campsite. Glad Hugh was able to do this again.

Hope you are continuing to do well yourself.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

camp and cottage living said...

Dear Jean
A trip to the hospital! I'm really behind in keeping abreast of my blogging friends. I certainly hope all is well and will be reading back to see what I've missed.
Hugs-Kimberly

Kate said...

Boris is so grown up. He is getting very handsome!

Barb said...

I'm thinking it's impossible for you to slow down! Loved the camping photos. I know all about temps at high altitude. Luckily, in the summer, it never gets brutally hot here. My friend, Mary, is doing the Grand Traverse hike on The Greenstone Track and The Routeburn... 6 days and 5 nights. I hope she has good weather. They're staying in Wanaka again until the end of April.

Carol Mattingly said...

You have been a busy gal. Looks like Hugh had a good time. Can't wait for Spring here. It's around the corner. Carol

Jocelyn Thurston said...

You have been very busy it seems (not too much I hope). Love the photo of Boris.

Allie-oops Designs said...

My idea of camping is a luxury hotel, lol - but I admit Hugh had wonderful scenery!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Smashing camp site there - pleased to read you are slowing down a little! We all probably to do a little of that.

Our photos said...

Glad to see all is better !

Tanya said...

Boris looks so masculine these days. Glad to hear the head Felicity get along. So nice to see your camping setup!

KB Bear said...

I must admit that your news doesn't make it sound like you've slowed down the slightest bit :) If that's slow, I hate to think of what your fast life looks like.

I love the portrait of Boris. And I love seeing Hugh's campsite. I'm glad he was able to get away!

Take it easy, my friend. Doctor's orders.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are such a busy woman! I love enjoying your activities! xx

Inger said...

How great that Hugh can go camping. Hope you are doing OK. And cats have a way of contemplating life, don't they?

Jim said...

What a wonderful looking trip Hugh had! must have felt great to get out there in the wild! And...in that HEAT!!

Sharon - IN said...

Oh my! Your 'slow' sounds kind of busy. At least it was a busy with helpers. Hope you are doing well. The campsite set up looks great! Lovely location. Thanks for sharing a lovely quote.

Fundy Blue said...

What a delight to read your post today, Jean! But hearing that you were in the hospital ~ not so much! I hope you are feeling better. I shall have to go back and see what has been happening, but first I must go swimming with my hubby! Hugs to you, my friend!

What Karen Sees said...

I would love to go camping all over NZ. Sigh!!!