Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas Greetings


From Sunrise to Sunset, and all in between.

Many Good Wishes to all my friends, have wonderful days with family, and  friends, and I send you so many thanks for your love, care, good wishes and support, specially over the last few months. Last night, Santa arrived about 10 p.m. I had visited Trade Me,  Hugh needed a mobility scooter. I sent a message, Wit replied, he said he would deliver( what a wonderful couple they are), we drove up town to the money machine, stopped on the way by a police squad doing breath checks!!!.  The car and trailer arrived,  the scooter  is wonderful, a life-saver in so many ways . Thanks Wit and Roxanne, so very  much. That was yesterday in a nutshell.

sunrise  Dec 17th. 5.50 a.m.


house from the front lawn


house  from the back lawn

Let it snow, they said, It did, August 2011

house at 7.10 a.m aug 15th 2011

Trees , not a  single one inside  this year, I have left the decorations to nature, The English Elm Tree,  green leaves, branches sloping down, a canopy for shade.

Elm tree  Christmas Day 2014

December 2014 collageSunset colours

Christmas Day here, fine, some  sunshine, a quiet day together, I reflect on the year that has been, and have hopes for 2015 to bring health and happiness all round, with Peace and Joy to everyone.

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ The greatest gift you ever receive is not found in a shop or under the tree.

It is  found in the hearts of your family and  true friends”

Greetings from Jean


eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and images.. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year!

Carol Mattingly said...

Jean Merry Christmas to you and Hugh and I pray for both of you to have peace and joy on this holiday and into the new year. Carol

TexWisGirl said...

glad you were able to get the scooter! hope you have/had a wonderful holiday!

KB Bear said...

A beautiful quote. So very true.

I'm glad that you got that scooter, and I hope it helps. I, too, like to leave the decorations to Mother Nature. Your decorations are summerlike (except 2011!) while mine is snow on pine trees!

Merry Christmas, and I hope that 2015 brings good things to you and Hugh.

Georgia said...

Happy Christmas dear Jean and Hugh!

The Furry Gnome said...

Merry Christmas Nancy!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Merry Christmas morning from s.e. FL dear Jean and Hugh.

May 2015 be a year filled with much love, peace, joy and health.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Inger said...

What a beautiful post for Christmas. Thank you and thank you for being there for me this past year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Susan Heather said...

I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas Day and that Hugh finds the scooter useful.

Cottage Tails said...

Gosh your place looks pretty with the snow. Hope the scooter helps. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our photos said...

Thanks Jean. I cannot agree more. I think these hopes are the most important things in life !

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm glad you were able to get the scooter, and know that it will truly make a difference.

Your photos are lovely--You have a beautiful place to call home in any season! I hope your day has been enjoyable and memorable!!

THANK YOU for your kind comments that you leave on my blog and for your friendship. I look forward to that continuing in 2015.

Take care!

Julie Fukuda said...

So ...the trees for inside get used to warm the room (in the fire place) Enjoy the stuff that counts.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful sentiments!!!

Jim said...

There really is a 'Santa'! What a perfect 'gift' for this particular moment in time, Jean. Hugh is a real trooper.
We gave up the whole tree-inside a few years ago and now have a little ceramic tree that belonged to Ron's mother. Perfect.
Beautiful photos of your day, Jean. Here's to a lot more in 2015!! All the best.

Allie said...

Wishing you and Hugh a very happy New Year, hon....so glad you got the scooter...lovely pics, all the best to you and yours in the new year!

Anita said...

Hi Nancy,
Love your pics and the saying is so true. Many people in my parts have finally discovered just being basic for Christmas is best and so much more rewarding. Happy New Year to you.
Cheers, Anita.

Anita said...

Hi Nancy,
Love your pics and your saying is so true. Many people in my parts have gone back to basics at Christmas and it's so much more rewarding. Happy New Year to you.
Cheers, Anita.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a delightful post! I always enjoy stopping by here and looking at your pretty photos! Wishing you a happy New Year!

joanne said...

greetings Jean! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. We went all natural with our decorating too with the exception of a two-foot tree for the babies to decorate. Glad you were able to get a mobility scooter for hubby, makes like much easier, although it is tough for me to use in the house...too many tight corners. May I ask what happened to him to become disabled? I unfortunately lost a limb due to a bone infection complicated by diabetes since childhood. He has my best wishes for the new year, as do you my new friend in blogland.

Terri Buster said...

Happy New Year- may the coming year bring you blessings a plenty.