Saturday, 4 June 2016

Five on Friday

Sorry Amy, I'm a little late joining,
 it's been a busy week for me!

1. It's been a sad week as Gerald one of our dear friends
died last Saturday. We celebrated his wonderful
life on Thursday morning with many great memories,
stories and song.

On the same day John, the husband of Vee
one of my blogging friends was called home.
Many of you will know Vee who blogs at 
A Haven for Vee.

My heart goes out to both families.
Please remember them in your prayers.

2. It was such a beautiful winter's day
without a cloud in the sky.
We decided to make the most of it and drove
out to Clevedon and along the Kawakawa coast.
The bird life was abundant
mostly Oyster Catchers and Dotterels.

The Dotterels are harder to see, in the bottom photo.
They're well camouflaged, blending in with the sand
and shells on the beach.

3. The last dandelion.

4. The Liquid Amber trees are at their best in
late Autumn. I love the prickly seed balls
which look like conkers.

5. This little yellow bird sang me a song
as I chatted to her/him!
I've no idea what type of bird - do you recognise it!

I'm joining Amy for Five on Friday
Thank you for hosting.

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Thank you for visiting and especially my friends
who have left me a comment!


  1. I am so very sorry to hear about your friend, my sincere condolences to you and his family. The tree is very beautiful isn't it. Thank you for your support of Five On Friday, I so appreciate it!!! Have a great weekend! xx p.s. you weren't late, it is open until 7pm tonight here!

  2. So sorry for your loss of your friend. I am also sad for Vee in the loss of her husband. Love your photos Shane!

  3. Good Morning, Shane. I was sad to learn of Vee's husbands death and now to hear your family lost a good friend on the same day. I wish everyone well and peace. Loved seeing the images of your drive along the coast ... so pretty. The mailboxes and dandelion made me smile. Have a lovely week. Hugs ....

  4. Shane your photos are great. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Madeline

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It seems to happen more often these days but it is never easier.

    Your photos are lovely and I'm glad you managed to have a bit of fun along the way this week.

  6. My condolences on the loss of your friend. I agree, the liquid amber are lovely right now. Love the first photo with the jumbled numbers of the letter boxes. That would make a challenge for new mail delivery people (I nearly said mailmen but remembered the world is changing just in time!)

  7. Sorry for your loss Shane of a good friend. So sad. Hope all the good memories will help you as you grieve.
    The photos are beautiful.

  8. I'm sorry for the sad losses in your circle, Shane. Our faith comforts us, but we still miss them so much!

  9. So sorry to hear of your double loss dear Shane. The drive looks beautiful, a perfect solace for the soul. xxx

  10. I'm sorry to read about your loss, Shane. We are all mourning for our friend Vee, who is in our prayers here, too.
    Your wintry photos are lovely. I have always loved fall colours - even the fall sky is beautiful.

  11. Dearest Shane,
    Sorry for the loss of special friends... May those families find the strength for living through this difficult time.
    Lovely photos!
    Wishing you a more tranquil week with less sorrow.

  12. Dear Shane,
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, sorry for Vee about the loss of her husband ...
    I'll keep you all in my prayers, dear friend!
    Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

  13. Dear Shane,
    Your post made me a bit sad today. As your friend here says it is also happens around me more often these days. But at least, I am pleased to see that you had a walk in the beautiful winter day! Such a beautiful blue sky and many birds! Your yellow bird is pretty, and the photo is great.A good editing! I like it. Take care, Shane.

  14. Dear Shane,

    So very sad to hear the passing of your friend and sending my sincere condolences to you and family.
    I enjoyed seeing your photos of the drive and hasn't the weather been beautiful with clear blue skies. Lovely Autumn leaves too.
    Happy new week

  15. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and the families of their dearly departed loved ones. Beautiful photos Shane. I especially love the mailboxes and the dandelion. Glad to hear you're enjoying nice weather.

  16. Sorry for your loss. Sending hugs! Good time to take a drive and explore autumn.

  17. Very sad about your friend and dear Vee's husband.

    I love the picture of the dandelion.

  18. It is sad to lose someone we love. I'm sorry for your loss, and for Vee's. What a shock.
    Nature can offer respite from grief and soothe our hearts at difficult times. Your blue skies are so gorgeous.
    Have a good rest of the week,Shane.

  19. Hello, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and for Vee's husband. Sending my prayers for all. I would love to see all the birds on the beach, I love the Oystercatchers. The mailbox shot is great. Pretty images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  20. I'm sorry to read of the loss of your friend and the passing of your blogging friend's husband. My sympathy goes out to you.


  21. So sorry to hear about your loss and the loss of your blogging friend
    Your photos are as beautiful as ever

  22. Guessing you are on holiday. Missing you here.

  23. Sorry I'm behind on commenting my dear, life has just been so crazy busy what with my June surgery, many family issues, and now this awful hot/wet/humid summer to contend with.
    We are off to the North Carolina mountains for a few days this coming week - hopefully it will be a bit cooler. Heat index here tomorrow will be 110F - dangerous and miserable outdoors.

    Hope life is good - think of you often Shane
    Take care - hugs, Mary x

  24. Still missing you so much dear Shane. Hope all is well and hope to see you back here soon.

    Hugs - Mary x

  25. Sweet friend, I can't help but think of you often...I hope you are well. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love your way! Missing you!

  26. Du warst solange nicht mehr auf deinem schönen Blog nach den traurigen Ereignissen.
    Ich hoffe, es geht deiner Seele wieder besser.
    Ich vermisse deine schönen Geschichten und Bilder.

    Herzlichst Sophie

  27. Still stopping by in hopes you have posted dear Shane.
    Hope all is well - I miss you.
    Hugs - Mary

  28. It has been uncharacteristically quiet here. I do so hope you can check in and let us know how you are doing!

  29. Dear Shane, I hope all is well with you. I miss you.



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