Today dawned, as was normal, we had another frosty start,and the firewood was/ is …. getting used up by the barrow load.
Here is a solitary Black Swan on Lake Tarawera in 2011. The other 6 must have been far away. We lived here for some 25 years, and the mountain at the back sometimes had snow in the winter.
And this is Muriel, Hugh’s Mum ,sitting at the top of Mount Tarawera ,in the 1980’s. She was always keen to go on any adventure, and this was one of them.I am sure if we had suggested a parachute jump, even in her 90’s she would have said “ When are we going?”!!!
Today blog hops will take you to another 3 ladies.
First is Cheryl at
Cheryl has already given us some of her suggestions , on a previous day, and today will show us more of her projects, and Christmassy ideas.
Next on the list is Jennifer at
And I can assure you there will be exciting goodies on her post.
The last blog hopper today will be found at
No clues yet, so we will have to wait and see.
The next round of really bad weather has begun further north, and we are hoping it is not so severe by the time the wind,rain, snow,hail, sleet and more reach us. At the other end of the weather scale, fires rage in B.C.
British Columbia, I have friends in 3 different places, Princeton ( they have been evacuated ) Ymir, they are still OK at home, and a little further north of there near Valemount. I think they are still at home as well . No news is worrying, but sometimes there is no internet available . Thousands have been evacuated, millions spent already, firefighters arriving from overseas to assist the local men and women who work so valiantly to save homes, forests, buildings and more.
This was Kamloops airport in February this year. Now there is an evacuation centre in the town, and fires are close by.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“When the winter season seems to be endless,
remember that Spring will always follow”
Greetings from Jean.