Some archive photos from June in other years.
A Monarch Butterfly on the flowering Wintersweet Tree, June 1st 2011.
Poppy on the clothesline post , June 1st 2011
Hugh and Kaz went up the track on the Ruahine Range, on June 1st, 2011.
This track also goes to the wind farm there, so the workmen can do maintenance on the wind turbines. There were many cyclists on the track that day.
On the other side of the Manawatu Gorge, there is an observation area, and you can drive to this place. The blades look like graceful ballet dancer’s arms, and some have 2, some have 3 blades.The blades have lengths of 23.5 metres, and the larger turbines have 3 blades of 45 metres in length . They have a constant speed of 29 revolutions per minute. They can be stopped ( is the correct term feathered ?) for repairs or replacement if needed.This close up is taken under one of the Wind Turbines at Te Apiti wind farm, North of the Manawatu Gorge.
Morning sky in June 2011. Looking to the East.
Quotation of the day from Rishika
“ Morning is not only Sun Rise but a beautiful miracle of Nature
that defeats Darkness and spreads Light”
Cheers from Jean