Most days begin with coffee by the fire, emails checked, blogs read, comments made, and the the sun shines.
The other day I was up town, and met this beautiful young lady, with her man. I invited them to our place for a photo shoot.
Tuesday dawned fine and warm, and they arrived, introductions made, and we walked to the back lawn. She was a natural, with blond curls, and a beautiful smile.
Eva, a glorious Golden.
Kim, I kept thinking of you and all your Goldens, and now I know how gloriously beautiful and friendly and loving they are, personally, and this is a first time for me .I wished Eva would stay with us forever, but knew she would be on her way home soon. Thanks, Eric, for this time together.
Sitting on my foot, you cannot get much closer!!!
After this, tree felling seemed very ordinary, but the trees were huge, one had to be winched. and they both fell safely where they were meant to go.
The ladder is in place, to attach a strap and wire rope for winching.
The strap is attached, where the arrow points.I was standing in a neighbour’s garden, in a very safe place. well away from the tree, and branches. I’ll measure the tree another day.
JW just had to make sure we know he had been here!!! Maybe I should keep this as a paver in the garden.
Here he is ,balanced on the ladder, trimming overhanging branches on a tree by the front driveway. The last tree to be felled, for the day.
The next photo was from our grandson Josh, he and Mike went to Mount Ruapehu, climbed to Crater Lake, 2797m asl. One hour tramping, after the top ski lift. And skiing down on clear snow, no-one else there, what a wonderful day. School hols in my day were working on the farm, an occasional trip to a cousin, or to Auckland by bus, then train. Now, skiing, trips overseas, or down south, are the norm. Thanks Josh, for the email.
Courtesy of the Internet.
Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes, and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.
Quotation of the day, from Martin Luther
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
Greetings from Jean