A while ago I promised in a comment somewhere that I would post a photo of Hugh and myself in the snow.Just to prove we have actually been to the snow!!
I think it might have been on my birthday in July, we drove up to Turoa skifield, a large skifield on the south western side of Mount Ruapehu, the highest mountain in the North Island of New Zealand, in Tongariro National Park. it was cold, freezing cold. The road was so icy, and I was muffled up so much. This was in 2008!!! and is looking towards the west.
Here is Poppy high in the English Elm Tree.
This is taken from the red A Frame, a hut high in the Ruahine Range, looking down towards Dannevirke and further still, the East Coastline, behind all those far hills.Way too far away to see any water, but if you are down there and continue driving, you will arrive at Napier in Hawke Bay. To arrive at this hut, it is definitely a 4WD track, very rough, lots of deep holes, sometimes in winter impassable.
Here is the road in August 2011, I think the quad didn’t go much further than this.
On the home front, I am well, taking life slowly, and trying so hard to tackle ONLY one thing a day!!! Today it was to sew together the blocks for the Midnight Mystery quilt. I have 2 strips done, the last one tomorrow I hope,
Thank you all so much from my heart for your caring words and thoughts… it was scary, but to be truthful I felt so ill I didn’t think about being scared. Just as well, once I knew what they were looking for. We do have a blood pressure monitior at home, and each day since coming home, my BP has been so good, totally back to normal. I see my GP on Thursday, he may have some idea why it happened. Meantime I am thankful for so much.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Life always offers us a second chance,
it is called ………… Tomorrow”
Greetings from Jean