This Wednesday mywork bench was the dashboard of my car as I drove back from Nelson, so I will post some photos of myjourney behind the wheel.
It has been a great couple of days, lovely spring weather, amazing flowetrees magnolias, the scent of flowering prunus trees, birdsong and the warmth of the sun on our backs as we walked around the city.
The drive back took around 6 hours by the time I stopped for pictures and coffee, and a bite to eat. Gorgeous day, good traffic conditions, and lots of new little lambs and calves. I drove past a paddock with a group of calves all dressed in little blankets. If it wasn’t for the fact they are away from their mothers so soon after birth, it looked very cute.
It is a real emotional dilemma rejoicing in new lives enjoying the sunshine in beautiful green fields, and knowing that their fate will not be a happy one. I work hard to stay in the moment, also knowing that no-one relishes the thought of leaving this life and that every good moment we experience should be treasured, enjoyed with a sense of gratitude for our particular place in things.
So gratitude, and as much joy in the now as can be mustered as I drive along in this beautiful Spring day, in this lovely country of ours. I hope you enjoy my pictures, a small selection of possible snapshots.