Central Plateau, North Island

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

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Stormy hour

Storm comingStorm passing byOn its way
I did the school pick-up for the last time in a while. I no sooner parked the car, the temperature dropped, and the rain pelted  down. The large umbrella was no use, the wind too strong, so it was just held over my head, almost closed.
I couldn’t  manage to find a place without those power lines, and no time to drive up one of the higher streets. Ellie spends some time on the rail, looking and waiting for a bird. She doesn’t do much hunting, and there was great excitement
and praise one night when she brought in a largish mouse. Told us what she had caught, mouse got away, and when it was put outside, George pounced, grabbed and ran. Well done Ellie!!!
Can I smell the flowersEllie thinking
The Cateye spot  prize for the Junior 4th place team was this pair of socks. Team members decided to give them to Josh, as he  had  the fastest  lap time .They have been worn several times, and we all laughed at the words on the soles.
cateye prize
WEATHER WARNING  … Snow on the Desert Road, tonight, tomorrow morning, Friday as well.Hugh will be here ,as I go home tomorrow. Staying with the family has been truly wonderful, and after many  years of having to be at home this has been a real  treat. However my man has missed me , and after 50 years together, I feel so lucky about this.
Here he is on a track in the Ruahines.
Quotation of the day from  Buddha
“ Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth,faithfulness the best relationship”
Cheers from Jean


Susan Heather said...

I know you will be pleased to get home (there is no place like it) it is good to know how much you were missed.

We had a storm last night - at about 9 p.m. there was a strong wind that felt as though the house was going and during the night several cloudbursts.

Laurie said...

I am so sorry we did not get to meet up ...may be next time here or there ...hugs Laurie