Central Plateau, North Island

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

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

2020 begins today in NZ

Happy New Year to all my friends near and far.  We had a quiet night until midnight then neighbours set off rockets and crackers. Sydney celebrated to the tune of many dollars as more than many suffered, sheltered or braved the fires. My thoughts with everyone there in Australia.
Here, I finished a bag that will go back to Australia soon, made with the beautiful batiks from Dione over at Clever Chameleon.

Clever Chameleon is where you will find Dione, her news, and all the best things that will happen for them in 2020, including maybe another QAL.

I do not have the usual tree to hang a bag for the photo shoot, so this was the one in the front garden.

 And this one was sitting in the daisy bush.It has 2 inside pockets, one padded for the iPad or other  IT item later on

The hollyhocks continue to grow, and we have one new colour, a deeper pink.
And the first plant has a few beautiful blooms still lingering

 They look the same but the larger bloom was paler to begin with.
Some Gladioli have braved their crowded  planting and shown glorious shades.

 I need to learn the photo editing on this, guess it will happen in time.
Meantime, I hope for each of you, hopes and dreams will happen as w
shed for, and health, and happiness are with you in abundance.

Quotation of the day, none better than  one of the favourites of my dear friend Walter,
from Lord Alfred Tennyson ....' Ulysses"

" To  strive to seek, to find, and not to yield"

Greetings from Jean