Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Morning Views, Christmas Day, 2012


The sky greeted me very  early,  with   beautiful colours that  suggested another fine,hot day. Shadows  played on  the trees and lawn as the sun started to show .

One brave Gladioli has deep purple petals, with almost lime green foliage.

I wish to you all…

Safe travels, fine weather, laughter, happiness,  good health, and days to share with family or friends.

Early Morning 25th December 2012

First Sunlight and shadows 

Morning sky



Quotation for Christmas Day 2012, author unknown

“ May the spirit of Christmas bring you Peace,

the Gladness of Christmas give you Hope,

the warmth of Christmas grant you Love”

Merry Christmas from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Lovely photos Jean. I love your glads.

Merry Christmas to you also.


Susan Heather said...

Merry Christmas to you as well Jean. Your weather looks wonderful. Warm drizzly rain here with intermittent heavy showers and winds.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Merry Christmas to you! Here its still Christmas Eve....20,40PM
Looks great at your place.....lovely pictures.

Michaele said...

Merry Christmas Jean. Love the "warm" photos.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Lorraine, Lindsjo,Michaele and Susan, dream on, all you in the far North, that is North of the Equator!! we have...35.4Celsius outside.. not a day for hot roast, plum pudding, just cold meat and frozen desert.Lovely morning with our B&B guests, friends have visited, presents opened, phone calls from family both North and South, I feel so very fortunate to have friends in so many places. Fondest hello to you all from Jean.

fromsophiesview said...

A huge hug and Merry Christmas Jean....lovely summer photos...I can only wish for this at this time of year in my land. Maybe some day...one can dream!
Enjoy your din din and high 5 from Sophie!


Nancy J said...

Sophie and your Dads, dream on boys and girl, we surpassed the 39.9C after lunch!!! Grease spots appeared, rest and relaxation is the order for the rest of the day. (pardon the pun!!)Sophie, tell your Dads there is always room for you all down here, get your passport in order.Fond greetings from Jean.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love all the color when our world looks so blah right now! :-)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Nancy J said...

Hi Kim, we have many Day Lilies out right now, and they do brighten up some shady corners. Enjoy your day. Cheers from Jean

Here I Am Carrie said...

Well hubby and I spent a quiet Christmas hibernating. I love it. We have had any big dumps of snow so lots of time inside to just relax for a few days. But I am getting anxious and must start preparations for closing house and packing as we head south middle of January. Soon we will be enjoying the warm sunny desert. I will mist this beautiful snow we have had. May you and Hugh have a very blessed New Year. Hugs Carrie

KB said...

I'm sorry to be late but I wish you a very Merry Christmas too. Your summer is glorious. I'm glad that you and Hugh are enjoying it together.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hi Jean,

Back from Christchurch and Christmas with Sophie and Mark, and Mark's lovely extended (Irish) family. Now to make the most of the next 6 weeks that I have off.

Best wishes,


Gayle said...

I can't seem to leave comments. Blogger is saying I'm not logged in.... will try again to say that I love glads. My mom grew the most beautiful ones, but I have yet to figure that one out. Love the big round trees and the great expanse of grass. My kids would love to run there.

Nancy J said...

Hi KB, Carrie, Gayle and Shirley, Glads are lovely but I should have staked them, all 2 of them!!! Grass is lovely too, just too much for me to go round the borders. Will email with thanks to each of you tomorrow. Fond goodnight to all from Jean. p.s.long day, started at 5.30 a.m. now 9.30 p.m. time for bed!!

Ashling said...

What a beautiful blessing. Not sure as I'd be happy celebrating Christmas in such warm climes, but it looks like you had a perfect day. Wishing you a an equally auspicious beginning to the new year!

Jim said...

Jean, I trust you had a lovely Christmas and we send you all the best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Nancy J said...

Hi Ashling and Jim, yes we had a lovely day, with new friends and their family. A bit too hot, but now it is cooler, and maybe the New Year will herald itself in with more rain. May 2013 be a good year for us all, greetings from Jean.