Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Fox and his Gloves

One day, a small fox began his search for a winter home, he wandered through the trees.

Trees in the Forest

There was sunshine, and he could smell where Felicity had walked.

He talked as he walked along.

Felicity in the early morning sunlight

Maybe I can find another tree.Oh no,I can smell where Tom has  been lying  down in that warm sunshine.

 Tom by the tree framed

Maybe I should cross the stream and find a safer place to lie low for a while.Josh in the stream

Oh No,Josh is there, I will have to go the longer way.I know, I will just go this way. But the trees are being felled,  it all looks so different. The last sunset on the tall pines, they will be gone tomorrow.I need to hurry.

Last sunshine on the tall trees, November 2017

One last tree stands all alone now, maybe even that one will go down next week.This has some damage from another tree falling on it.

One tree with some damage.

Oh well,I will keep on walking. The flowers might be some help. I will start looking at the Amaryllis, white and red, they look beautiful.

White Amaryllis 2017Red Amaryllis Nove,ber 2017

red and white Amaryllis

not so good on my feet though. Keep on walking further!! The golden Day Lilies are flowering.

First Day Lily  in October

Now I can see one tree ready to hit the ground

Falling tree,  November 2017

I know, the flowers at the front will be perfect for my wee feet. Look at them , pale pink, palest mauve and deep purple. I need white when I walk across the snow.

Palest pink FoxglovePale Mauve FoxgloveDeep purple Foxglove

Here they are, white and perfect.

White foxgloves hanging down

Now I can walk across the snow, down to the stream .

Snow August 2011  with tall trees

Look at that, those tall trees at the very back are almost  all down now.

Just one at the southern side standing tall.

And this week, these 6 will also be felled, great excitement even more, as the huge 32 ton digger will be here to make sure they do not fall into the stream.

the six pines

No wonder the housework, sewing, quilting, and even meals have been neglected, too much interest in the noise, the fun, and the shouts of joy when another falls the right way. I heard there is a new owner of that land, and after a huge clean-up, native trees will be planted. Guess I can walk safely there once again.

Another day, another sunrise, as the red sky turns grey.

Morning sky November 18th 2017

November sunrise, grey and cloudy,November 2017

That’s all  from  the fox’s story.

We are both OK,Hugh had  a good report when he went back for post-cataract surgery check up .My rib  muscle? sprain?tear? is healing at long last. No definite diagnosis from the specialist , one more visit to make sure things are going in the right direction.

Tomorrow the Gammill machine goes to Waipukurau for a service, mini-overhaul?? the table has been cleaned, and the rollers are waiting.

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ The old  fox knows where he is going”

Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What an interesting and lovely post to read. Glad you and Hugh are healing nicely.

Have a nice Sunday and a great upcoming week ~ FlowerLady

Out To Pasture said...

What a charming story! I could visualize that fox in each picture. Glad to know that you and Hugh are on the mend and enjoying your lovely blooms and grounds.

Paige said...

Jean, I so enjoyed this wonderful post! Glad to things are improving with the two of you!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So glad you and Hugh are doing better! I enjoyed the fox's walk.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Good Morning, Friend, from a blustery and cold Virginia! I love your pictures, and am already missing my flowers, so it's a help to get to enjoy your "story."

I hope all goes well with the trees, and you continue to feel better -- Glad Hugh had a good report! Take care, and know I'm sending all my best from my cold corner of the world!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, I enjoyed the fox story and the walk. It is good that the damaged trees are coming down, you can feel safe out there walking. I love the amaryllis and all your lovely flowers. Pretty sky captures. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Thanks for the update, Jean. I'm glad you and Hugh are both getting good reports for your check-ups.

Janet said...

Love your fox tale. So beautiful where you live with the trees, flowers and streams. And I am so happy to hear you are getting better!

Carol Mattingly said...

I love that walk with the fox. Those flowers make me want Spring. So glad you guys are mending on track. Have a fabulous colorful Spring. Carol

Jenny said...

Lovely photos Jean, and so pleased to read that the two of you are progressing well.
You will be looking forward to your machine coming back to you, serviced and all ready to go at last.

Susan Heather said...

Loved your story of the fox and the photos. Glad to hear you are both on the mend.

The Furry Gnome said...

Enjoyed walking with the fox! Looks like summer in your part of the world!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad both of you are on the mend. Thanks for taking us for a lovely stroll!

Inger said...

The fox story is so special, the flowers are lovely, and, best of all, Hugh and you are feeling better.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely story Jean!!! Good to hear that at last you are feeling some improvement and that Hugh has a good report. So, the machine is off and you'll be waiting for it to come hoe and you can begin using it. I have to say I loved seeing the flowers in bloom at your place, foxgloves are always a delight and the amaryllis - beautiful!

Fundy Blue said...

I enjoyed the fox's story as he walked. I'm particularly glad to hear that Hugh's post cataract surgery checkup went well. Terry and I have ours tomorrow. Our surgery went well today. I just taped Terry's eyepatch on for the night, and he's grousing about having to wear it. I loved your pretty spring flowers! Take care yourself, my friend! Sending you both love and hugs!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Lovely piece of writing, Jean. I would love to read more from you. As you are aware, I have a liking for fox and love to catch a photo for my blog. So happy to hear all are healing and life is good.

Sandra Walker said...

We had a red sunrise here this morning, just gorgeous! Wow it is a treat to see all your flowers! Interesting to watch a house being built and yay for them planting native trees. Yay for good news on your rib.

KB Bear said...

Ah, it must be a tiny bit sad to see those trees falling. But I bet that those flowers keep you smiling. They are glorious - enjoy them! I'm so glad to hear the good reports for you and Hugh. Perhaps you can relax and enjoy summertime!

Jenn Jilks said...

Take it easy, you two!
I'm back, and happy to be home!!!

kwiltnkats said...

Nice story Jean. Hope your Gammill comes back and treats you happy! Sandi