Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Magic Moment


Tonight, for  several  minutes, the sky lit up with pink/scarlet/ mauve, and grey.

There was the vapour trail, maybe a plane flying from Wellington to Auckland. While I watched, it  started to disintegrate.  I was almost too late, the  vivid colour of the trail had started to fade. This is the view to the west from our front lawn.sunset and vapour trail

cropped vapour trail


I have been, and still am, and will be for several days/weeks/ hopefully not months… yet… involved in a marathon sewing project.It involves waterproof fabric, metres of it, 2x 2  metre long zips, large eyelets, and a pull through for a channel similar to those on a caravan.,  I have been given a magic tip, use double sided sticky  tape to stick the two small/med/large pieces of fabric together, use a “ Jeans” needle, and waxed quilting thread. Photos to come when all is finished. One clue, Hugh will be so happy when he takes the trailer on camping trips!!!

Quotation of the day,  from “ Romeo and Juliet

In memory of KB’s beloved K, 15th July 2012

“  Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say goodnight till  it be  morrow”

Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What beautiful colors in the sky. I never tire of seeing God's canvas filled with so much beauty.

I look forward to seeing your sewing project.

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that last shot is so cool!

good luck with the sewing project!

Lori Skoog said...

The sky is gorgeous... What a sweet quote for KB and K. You are a very thoughtful person. Sounds like you have quite a project going and I look forward to seeing it.

Thanks for all your visits!

Linda said...

Hi Jean, this is so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Your sewing project sounds like fun.

Nancy J said...

Thanks for all lovely words, lately we have had so much cloud, this was suddenly there!! No time to change lens, or get the tripod, all gone in moments. Back to the sewing. Greetings to all, Jean.

Craig said...

Beautiful skies Jean!

Nancy J said...

Thanks Craig, these skies are few and far between lately, be ready at all times is the motto!! Cheers, Jean.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Jean! Great looking skies you have. We have every evening great skies from sunset. I´m sitting outside in the warm wheather and enjoys it. Still work to do but 2 weeks left to vacation

Nancy J said...

Hi Lindsjo, we have showers, cloud, spring is almost on the way, bulbs showing more every day. Enjoy your summer days. Cheers from Jean

Karen said...

Love all the pink Jean! Terrific captures. Hope the sewing project is going well!

Jim said...

Beautiful sunset Jean!! Nice shots!
And how industrious you are....I can see you sewing away to your hearts content! Enjoy and looking forward to seeing end-product.