Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Last and the First


The last day of 2014 gave a beautiful sunrise, heralding in a day of fine weather, warm sunshine, and many New Year Greetings all round.

No celebrations here, no staying up till midnight, no ringing of the bells, a few fireworks in the distance, and next thing, 2015 has arrived.

I wish you all ….  happiness in whatever you do, with family, and everyone who lives with you , your horses, dogs, cats and birds, not to forget  the deer or turtles,  and continued friendship with each-other, as we share so much together.

I am so thankful for all your care,love and messages across the oceans,  as this year starts with new medications for Hugh, with the hope that the pain is less, and a  new  Doctor may see it all with  fresh eyes and ears.

Sunrise views from the back lawn, 31st December 2014

Early morning, December 31st , 2014, #1

Early morning, December 31st ,  #2

Early morning, December 31st , #3

Flowers in bloom, January 3rd, 2015

White Gladiolus 2015


Blue Hydrangea 2015 #2

Pink Water Lily 2015

Quotation of the day, from Sai Baba


Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it.

Life is a challenge - meet it.

Life is a dream - realize it.

Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.

Greetings  from Jean


TexWisGirl said...

beautiful skies and beautiful blooms! i am hopeful that hugh's pain can be controlled! keep smiling! :)

Nancy J said...

Wow, and how fast was that for a comment, Lovely words that cheer me up so much. I will smile on, from Jean.

Linda said...

Jean, your photos are gorgeous, and your words are beautiful. Happy New Year to you. And I also echo TexWisGirl's comment. Hugs. :)

Out To Pasture said...

Thank you for your latest update, Jean. I have been wondering if the doctors were able to provide relief for Hugh. I hope 2015 is a turning point for the better. Gosh But your grounds look lovely. Such a treat to see the warmer side of the planet. I can just imagine the morning bird chorus that goes with those pretty sunrise scenes.
Again, thank you for sharing and please continue. Best wishes to you both.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful sunrise pics. Love your flowers too.

May 2015 be a good year for you and Hugh.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

Jean, your sunrises are gorgeous. A lovely start to any day..I wish you and your hubby all the best in 2015, happy New Year!

Georgia said...

Happy New Year Jean and Hugh! Blessings on you as we all start on the journey of 2915.

The Furry Gnome said...

I still can't get over flowers in bloom in January, even if you are on the other side of the world! Happy 2015!

Carol Mattingly said...

I wish you all the best in 2015 and pray Hugh will feel relief soon. Love those flowers and wished we had those blooming right now as it's another cold rainy winters day. Carol

Jenny said...

Beautiful photos Jean. May 2015 be a better year for you and Hugh, as you say a new doc may see things differently. Happy New Year to you both.

KB Bear said...

What a lovely and brilliant sunrise. I so hope that Hugh's pain gets better in 2015. Thinking of you.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful photos!
Yes, we are beyond the party life.
Somebody in my house woke to go powder his nose at 3:00 a.m., and we wished one another happy new year then!!!

Inger said...

Happy New Year to you. Gorgeous pictures of sky and flowers.

Karen said...

Beautiful skies and blooms Jean. Wishing you and Hugh all the best in 2015.

Our photos said...

Thanks Jean. For us it's strange to see flowers bloom in January. It's wintertime overhere !