New Zealand is a small country, 268,021 km² , or 103,733 square miles , compared with Colorado, which is 269,837 km², and listed as the 8th largest in US at 104,100 square miles.
Here we have rivers, lakes, mountains, snow, long coastlines, tar-seal and gravel roads, sheep, cattle, pigs, deer,alpacas, and more. In a day’s outing, we can see all of these.
The other day, we went for a short drive, and here are some of the views. I am linking up to TexWisGirl for the Good Fence link.
This old piece of machinery has no doubt many stories to tell, well worn, rusty, and there at the side of the road for all to see, reminisce, and enjoy.This was maybe towed by a pair of horses, with the farmer walking behind.imagine the miles they walked together.
Our days merge together, with medications, hospital visits, and I’m hopeful for a referral to a specialist at Wellington Hospital soon, This is because I rang a long time school friend from 1954, who is a retired orthopaedic surgeon in Dunedin. He was the most helpful of all medical people for some time, and with his reply phone call, we might finally see a surgeon who specialise in spinal problems.
The mountains in the South Island had a sprinkle of snow last week, here we have had a few cool mornings, some heavy dew, leaves are falling, the lawn is dry and brown, the vege garden is prolific, beans, cauliflowers, courgettes, lettuce, radish,chives, parsley, carrots, and then there are the strawberries, plums, apples still ripening, feijoa bushes in flower and with tiny fruit, and the hose is in use every day.
Quotation of the day, by H Jackson Brown, Jr.,
“Remember that creating a successful marriage is like
farming: you have to start over again every morning”
Greetings from Jean