Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Golden Streaks in our Evening Sky


This morning dawned dull, cloudy, and a light drizzle.No  sparkling sunrise to greet 2013.  This evening showed these beautiful shades of pale smoky blue/cream/ grey, in the West, and in the South-East, streaks of gold against the deeper blue of the night.evening sky   in the West 

This was taken by our back fence, looking South-East. Streaks of gold, lasting for several minutes, then all gone to leave deep blue/black.

A perfect end  to the beginning of a New Year.

2013 evening sky

 The  second brave Gladioli to bloom, rescued from wind and rain.

Pink Gladioli 2013

Quotation of the day, from Edith Lovejoy Pierce

“ We will open the book.  Its pages are blank. 

We are going to put words on them ourselves.

The Book is called Opportunity

and its  first chapter is New Year’s Day”

Greetings from Jean




Georgia said...

Happy New Year Jean and Hugh! God's richest blessings to you both in the days to come. Much love. G

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful post! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful day...here has the snow gone in our garden
We had very windy and warm during the night.

Michaele said...

Did you ever consider a job in weather reporting. I love how you describe the sky : ) Happy New Year Jean. I look forward to your friendship in 2013.

Barb said...

A good way to end the first day of the new year! Very peaceful. May you have many more sunsets like this!

Ashling said...

Love the quote, and am glad you had a beautiful end after a yucky beginning. Wishing you a new year filled with good times and wordless beauty.

Sandra said...

Very beautiful pictures and quote as well.
Happy New Year!


KB said...

That was a gorgeous end to New Year's Day. And, I love your quote. You always have the perfect one for each day...