Today the HDHBEM and I drove 85km south to the city of Hamilton to visit Sarah. She is my very favourite picture framer and today I entrusted her with The Historic Countries Sampler. Her initial "wow" of reaction was gratifying and she helped me choose a suitable frame. Despite taking my camera I completely forgot to take photos of the process so I'm sorry but you will need to wait for the finished product.
However on the way home I took a few shots of the Waikato region agricultural countryside. This area, of which Hamilton is the main centre, is renowned for its dairy production and there are cows everywhere you look.
Even on top of the local veterinary surgery!
Further along the road a disused dairy factory previously producing butter has changed direction and now produces sweets. The outside is painted attractively with a gaping mouth of pristine white teeth for the entrance.
Here's a better view when the sun broke through.
Tonight I have a Cinnamon Fruit Loaf to bake before I add the words "Five Golden Rings" to the fifth of these Christmas Ornaments.
Well that's all for me. Have a great evening everyone.