Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 22 November 2018

A girl, some flowers, and morning skies.


We have flowers in the garden, a girl to make friends with, and those gorgeous morning skies.

Pinks, Alstromeria, red roses, and some snap dragons all add to a colourful display.

More pink flowers


red Alstromeria and pink roses



Deep purple Snap Dragons

Then there is a small rose bush with red blooms, and hidden down low, the tiniest bird’s nest.  We think she might be a sparrow, with 3 babies. But she is so fast to fly off, and I do not want to frighten her, a true identification will have to wait. Progress will be followed, we are all fascinated.


Bird nest in the rose bush


The morning skies have been stunning, and with a clear view to the Ruahine Range in the distance,  no houses in between,  I have crept out to get some shots.


Morning  sky  looking to the Ruahine Range #1



Morning  sky  looking to the Ruahine Range #2


Morning  sky  looking to the Ruahine Range #3

Then there is a new friend, well there are two, but one has a name “ Panda”. They are about 7-8months old., and are  a Hereford Dairy Cow Cross.

    “Panda, “ is her name ,with those distinctive eyes, and a rip in her  ear where she got the tag caught.


Panda, 8 months old  Hereford Dairy Cross girl.

The other girl needs a name, the other day she stretched under the hot wire and had the sticky seeds from the forget-me-not flowers all over her face.  Maybe she can be  Brownie, as sometimes those biscuits have seeds in them???


The Two Girls

We are in Limbo, move in day is the 7th December, and then the fun starts with a truck load arriving on the 10th, next one on  the 12th, ( the truck is not massive ) and some trailer loads of outdoor plants in pots. This will be the sewing and quilting room, ample space, good lighting with big windows, some cupboards and shelves might have to be made fitted into the wall behind that open doorway.


23 Cuba street 2nd lounge with fireplace

23 Cuba street 2nd lounge from hallway

Thank you  so much for asking how we are, when we move,  and all other messages, I am so thankful for all my friends everywhere who care.

My internet is limited, I am using  data from  my smart phone, the man in the Vodafone store assured me that 3GB would be ample!!! I had doubts, so am looking carefully each day to check that some data is still left.

Quotation of the day,author unknown

“Life is like a quilt, sometimes cut into pieces

and sewn together with care  and love “

Greetings from Jean.

14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jean

The flowers are beautiful. I love the sweet cows, I like the name Panda for the one. Beautiful sunrise, lovely start to your day. I hope you will be very happy in your new home. I hope the move goes smoothly. Have a happy day and a great weekend.

Out To Pasture said...

Your new home looks lovely, Jean. Looking at that big windowed room I can almost hear your sewing machines humming already! And the flowers are certainly a welcoming touch. Your heifer neighbours are wonderful. Panda's paddock mate looks like a 'Ginger' to me.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a great adventure, a new place and what a great space for your sewing room!! Lovely flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning dear Jean ~ It is Thanksgiving here and I want to say I am thankful for your friendship through the years here in blogland.

So nice to read this lovely post of yours, of new friends, beautiful flowers and sunrises, and your sweet new home.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Panda is indeed a very appropriate name! I would probably name the other something like Cappuccino. :)

Jenny said...

Not too long to go now till your move, and then the hard work will start again moving the furniture and all those cartons. Best of luck, I'm sure you will be very happy in your new home.

Carol Mattingly said...

All of your photos are gorgeous. I know you are anxious to get in your new home. It's getting closer. Hope you are having fun on your adventure. Carol

Fundy Blue said...

How good to see you back on line, Jean! I love your new home with its gorgeous skies, lovely flowers, and cute four-legged friends! Limbo is no fun! I hope that the days go by quickly, so that you can start settling into your new home. What a beautiful place to quilt and sew in! We've been talking over what to do as we contemplate the next phase in our lives. I'll bet that you're glad to have that behind you! I went for a long walk in the open space along Piney Creek to walk off my big Thanksgiving dinner. The park was all grey, browns, and dull golds. I came across a herd of eleven deer which were fun to watch. Take care, my friend!

Susan Heather said...

Lovely photos Jean - wishing you well for the move.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, how I love that big room with lots of windows. I think my entire home would fit in there with space left over.
I can't imagine seeing all that lovely sky without a huge web of power lines. Flowers and even a bird family makes it such a welcoming place. It won't be long now until you are all settled in. Best wishes flying over the pond...

Jocelyn Thurston said...

There is something magical in the world that I can look at blooming flowers in your part of the world while it is winter white out my window here in my corner right now.
Wow, Jean, what a sewing room! Fantastic light and so many corners to fill! I wish you strength and energy now to get all that must be accomplished in the next while. I'll be thinking about you.

Inger said...

I'm so glad your moving day is getting closer. I know you will love it once all the work is done. Panda could have been named Bandit, if she had been a he, with those masked eyes. I've never seen a cow look like that. And the garden is lovely. Don't overdo it and work too hard.

KB Bear said...

I am so glad to read this update. I love Panda, and I love your view of the sunrise over the mountains. I am sorry that you have this limbo time but I think that you will love your new home!!! Sending you love.

Mystic Quilter said...

I've never come across a sparrow making a next so near to the ground, hopefully there are no cats around. Lovely shots of the sunrise Jean, nothing better for lifting the spirits! Now, I love those two cows and what a character Panda is.