Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 7 April 2013

One Heart and a New Zealand Mountain


This is  a closer photo, cropped  from the original photo of the Black Powder Rifle, showing the inlaid heart, truly beautiful handwork.

If you look carefully, the initials ,


can be clearly seen , the S and M curve to meet at the top and lower edge, the K  between them.

The initials of the very fortunate family recipient.

Yes, a true labour of love, worked on  over two years, part  time,  as the regular daily employment allowed.

I have  passed on all very complimentary comments, and suggested he now read  them  for himself.!!!

butt end with carved detail,brass and silver inlay

The Central Plateau, North Island, taken from our friend’s place.Beautiful at all times of the year, in all seasons, but stunning when covered in snow.

Central Plateau framed

Quotation of the day, by John Mason

“As every  thread of gold is valuable,

so is every moment of time”

Greetings from Jean


Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful view.....very nice picture

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning Jean ~ I had to go back a post to see what I missed. What a beautiful rifle, my husband would like that. The detailed work is beautiful and I especially love the heart.

What a beautiful view your friend has.

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

Carol Mattingly said...

What a mountain!!!!

Susan Heather said...

What a wonderful view from your friend's place.

sophie...^5 said...

Snow covered and definitely stunning!!

Lovely Jean!


KB said...

Beautiful craftmanship, and an absolutely gorgeous view!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I agree--How beautiful the handiwork is on the rifle and what a treasure.

And what beautiful handiwork of Mother Nature--The Central Plateau is no doubt breathtaking!

Ashling said...

Breathtaking views....just....wow!

Nancy J said...

This is the view from our friend's A Frame high up in the hills, 7km from the homestead.One track that I walked out last year, after the quad trip in a week earlier.I am truly a level road, calm sea, fine weather sort of girl!! Yes, the handwork on that rifle is superb. I have passed on all wonderful words. Cheers from Jean

Stephen Andrew said...


Barb said...

I'm wondering if this photo was taken in summer - do the peaks retain snow all summer? Our high peaks have snow year round. My friend is soon leaving Wanaka. She says it's turning cool there.

Nancy J said...

Yes, Barb taken in January 2005, ( Hugh's photo) usually only a little snow left at the top in summer, and will be low down from June to September maybe. Wanaka is colder already , 10 Celsius there right now at 8.24 p.m.,( accuweather) we are colder at 6 Celsius, according to our thermometer, maybe will go lower than 4C tonight.I hope your friend has had a great time, Wanaka is truly wonderful, winter and summer. Greetings from Jean

Nancy J said...

Stephen, yes ,your word says it all, both for the rifle inlay, and the Mountain. Cheers from Jean

Nancy Claeys said...

The artwork on the rifle is amazing. A treasure!

And love the quote that accompanied the gorgeous mountain view, Jean. xo

Jim said...

Cherishing those 'moments in time' is something I know you do Jean. Hope all is well with you and Hugh.

camp and cottage living said...

A great quote.
And the mountain is beautiful.
I've yet to see an ugly Mountain!