When I started this blog in 2011, I had no idea how to make each post interesting, how to edit photos or anything much else at all. Two friends were a huge help, Shirley who gave me the encouragement I needed to start, and Marj, who helped get the words in the right order for my blog name. And, naturally, the
“Mariner’s Compass” that was made for Walter was my header for some time..
Walter, a dear friend for many years, was in Auckland Hospital for his 91st birthday, in March 2010, and the staff were so helpful, they kept his parcel until that morning, brought it in, and hung this in his room. In April I flew to Auckland for his funeral, and a few weeks later his daughter sent me a lovely card, and the news that this wall hanging had gone to the Felixstowe Maritime Museum, where it is hung with other Navy Memorablia. What an honour, and I rate this the highest of all in my life.( Maybe our wedding in 1962 should come in a close second!!)( Anniversary of 54 years next week).
Early morning sun and some fog at Piropiro Flats. where we have camped several times.
Mt Ngauruhoe, in the Central Plateau, taken on one of my plane trips to Auckland.
The cherry trees in blossom, and a late spring frost on the lawn.
I am well, each day a blessing, and the lawns continue to be mown, weeds weeded, quilts sewn, and words written.
Quotation of the day, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend”
Greetings from Jean