Central Plateau, North Island

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

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

North and South, and maybe West as well


Some time ago we went on a day trip to the  area west of National Park. A very remote area, no vehicles, no cell phone coverage, and this fascinating rock formation intrigued me . Taken with  my Canon Ixus.

Rock Formation

A dear friend had some special hens, and their chickens.This one would not turn round.

Baby chick

Little chicks with different coloured feathers, mother hen was very protective, and tried to huddle them under her  wide-spread feathers.

Mother hen

I think the Mum was called “ Mrs  White Hen” and her chicks always thrived.A few golden patches, they were out in the sunshine for a little while, before going back to be snug in the  covered part of the hutch,  on  a warm bed of hay,  for the night.

Three little chicks

Another stunning morning sky down south.Colours that changed every second.

Dawn sky in January #1

The sky was darkening so fast, I took this through the windscreen, as the rain started to fall heavier. This is on the road back to Palmerston North. Not taken in B&W, just the natural colour as the stormy sky obliterated all above.

Windfarm turbines

Quotation of the day, from Lord Byron

“ Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.  The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray”

Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning Jean ~ That rock formation is wonderful!! The mother hens and their chicks are adorable.

Great quote.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

the chicks are so adorable. :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful quote. blessings, marlene

Georgia said...

Love the little chickies, especially the yellow one who wanted his back photographed. Reminds me of "Under His wings I am safely abiding..."

Nancy J said...

Hi to all, I am glad I took the chick photos when I did, my friends have moved, and don't have hens now.There is something adorable about little chicks, they grow so fast.That wall of rock, no dirt, but enough to get some grass and moss to grow. It looked to me like a secret arched door to somwehere!!! Greetings, Jean.

KB Bear said...

The chicks are so cute, and the wind farm photo is spectacular!

Nancy J said...

KB, there were road works in the wind farm area, one man standing in the cold and rain, very miserable. They do earn their keep, for sure. after that photo, it got so dark. Chicks, I grew up with hens and bantams,( when a child and teenager) love the different coloured ones. Cheers, Jean.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi! Beautiful Pictures in your last posts.....thanks for showing your part of the world

Dolores said...

Beautiful photos. My daughter's husband raises a few chickens and they purchase meat chicks every year. My mom always said that there is nothing cuter than a baby chick.

Linda said...

Hello Nancy, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a nice comment. Your photos here are gorgeous! I also love your header photo!

Nancy J said...

Hi Linda, lovely words, thanks so much. You are added to my list, increasing each week. The header, taken where our daughter lives in Otago, beautiful sky colours down south. Greetings from Jean ( p.s. Nancy is OK too, my nickname from way back, when I was a child , I use it on all net sites.)

Jim said...

Great shots there Jean! I really like the wind turbines!!
Thanks for stopping by today...I always like hearing from you and respect what you say. Have a wonderful weekend Jean!

Michaele said...

Curious rock formation. I love seeing the chicks and mother hens. You have windmill farms there too? I like them. They are fascinating and not bad to look at either.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Jim and Michaele, a grey day here, no sun, after a cold start. Fire going, good book, lovely coffee, what more could a girl need or want? Cheers, Jean.

BlueShell said...

I t is great to come here

Xoxo bshell

Nancy J said...

Hi BlueShell, welcome to you from Portugal?? Do you know Constanca, and Tiago?? They moved to NZ, last year. Greetings from Jean

Ashling said...

What great photos...the wind turbines one was incredibly dramatic and well done!