Central Plateau, North Island

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

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pics from the past

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.

Jean & Hugh at the Mountain July 2008

Here is Poppy high in the English Elm Tree.

Poppy high in the 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.

View from the Red A Frame

Here is the road in August 2011, I think the quad didn’t go much further than this.

Snow on Takapari Road, 2011

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


TexWisGirl said...

glad you are doing well. poppy in the tree was too cute. the snow reminds me of my earlier years in wisconsin. :)

Out To Pasture said...

So glad to hear that you've stabilized since your scare. I do hope your GP can enlighten you more on why your sudden illness happened. I know you will heed his/her advice.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So glad you hear your BP is back to normal. May it stay that way.

That snow picture makes me feel 'cold'.

Have a lovely week dear Jean ~ FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the snow images. You two look cold at the skifield. Cute kitty. I love the quote. I am so glad you are feeling better. Take care! Happy February, enjoy your new week!

camp and cottage living said...

So glad you BP is back to normal!
I loved seeing the photo of you and Hugh-you were certainly bundled up. It is -15C here today-burr.
Take care-kimberly

Susan Heather said...

So glad you are feeling better and taking things easy.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the wide view in the first photo !

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad to know you're recovering ok. And that you've actually enjoyed some snow, even if it was in 2008!

Carol Mattingly said...

That cat is so darn cute and you guys in the snow are too. You take care and I hope you just take it a little slow for a while. I have to as I'm laid up with bronchitis. But I will get back in the swing in a day or two. Carol

What Karen Sees said...

Sorry for your scary BP incident. Hope all is well. It is funny to see snow in NZ this time of year. Of course we have snow here in Utah during winter, but this time of year I'm always thinking of flowers and greenery when I think of NZ, even though I know you also have snow. I feel it such a blessing to have lived in your beautiful country for 18 months!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You poor thing! You need some good luck.
These are wonderful photos!
You take good care! hugs from away!!!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

I'm so glad you're OK. Something like that can be scary indeed.

Seems strange to see pictures of snow that were taken in July & August. Do a search for Winter Storm Kayla....we've been in the direct path of that one today. I hope we wake up to sunshine and no wind tomorrow....though it's still howling pretty good now. It's been arranging and rearranging the snowdrifts all day.

Hannah said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling OK, Jean, I hope the quilting deadlines are not a stress. Surely you are in your summer now? The Agapanthus blooms are in such big heads, they are not hardy enough where I live. I am so much looking forward to spring!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Looking at that snowy road makes me itch to go driving on it! I LOVE driving in snow. I'm glad you're feeling better hon, and hope you continue to do so.

KB Bear said...

You two visited big piles of snow in 2008!!!!

It sounds like you're similar to me. I find "taking it easy" to be one of the hardest things in the world!!! I'm glad you're doing it, and I hope your GP can figure it out.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I never knew there was snow there! I loved the photo of Poppy in the tree, amazing. Also glad to know you are heeding the good advice to take it easier.
And mindfully thankful too as we all should be....

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We had snow this morning, but it has melted mostly. sort of.. :-)