Central Plateau, North Island

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

Monday, 17 July 2017

Will Four Birds Call You Today?

12 Days Of Christmas in July Blog Hop banner

Accordingly, there will be 4 calling birds coming to visit today. Not here, as we have more rain, and they want to stay dry.

A few years ago we had a tiny baby blackbird on the bark garden, Felicity was so interested, slowly getting closer and closer, until it pecked her nose. She leapt up, it hopped  away ,and all was well.

Felicity and the wee  bird

On the main road to Palmerston North, this old home leaned on a drunken slant, and looked as though it might be home to many birds. Hugh stopped to take a photo, and all the birds flew up. Not long after this, the wee home fell down. Another piece of history gone, I hope someone recorded the stories.

birds out of shed

In the red bird bath, a little baby landed, fluttered, and spread his wings. Finally he managed to flutter enough and fly off safely. Maybe a baby Finch.

 Baby bird in the bird bath

Today there are three more wonderful bloggers on the hop,   visit them  and get some more great projects to add to your sewing lists. Remember to leave a comment and be in to win those fabrics.

First up is  Karen at

 Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Her home in summer is in North Dakota, but I read that when the snow is knee high?? they travel to a warmer place in Arizona. A Mum, Gran,and very busy lady, so later you will read about her secret.. No revealing until the given date and time!!!

Next, hop on to visit Wendy at

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

you will find her and her trusty companion Fred, and lots of colourful fabrics.

today’s third hop will take you to

Crayon Box Quilt Studio

Michele has a new Long Arm machine, just a peek so far. Their family includes  Sunshine from China and Jammer from Vietnam . What joy to have a daughter and a son. Then you can read how Michele’s quilting journey began.

My Gammill machine has the motor away at a friend’s workshop, a new power lead and connector cord will be fitted. 6 new self levelling feet are also ordered. Fun is on its way, but I am happy to wait till the hop is finished.

Quotation of the day, from Charles Stanley

“Our willingness to wait reveals the value

we place on what we’re waiting for”

Greetings from Jean.


Leeanne said...

Fancy your cat sniffing the blackbird and the blackbird let him!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the bird images. The bird bath photo is my favorite along with your kitty and bird face to face. I love the quote, I think I am a patient person who can wait. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Carol Mattingly said...

What great stories and oh that blackbird. Carol

Barb said...

So glad a picture was taken before the little piece of history was totally forgotten.

Fundy Blue said...

I enjoyed your photos in this post, Jean. I, too, wonder what stories old buildings could tell. Today it seems that so many are caught up in instant gratification. Things often mean more when we have to wait for them. Have a good one, my friend!