My latest Woodpecker Bay painting fresh off the easel. It’s one of those places where the spirit flies free in the breeze and the morning sun glows on the tides edge. Walking on my favourite beach in the first light of dawn, the light in my heart reflected in the sand. see more of my… Continue reading Light on the Edge
The winter stillness permeates right to the depths of my soul…. I’m finding my way home at the Kenepuru!
“Eden is not simply a mythical place, or a metaphor for original innocence, or an outworn and divisive religious symbol. Eden is a state of being, and we are free to return every time we know ourselves again in deep communion with the rest of life” ~ Eleanor O’Hanlon, The book of Whale, The eyes… Continue reading Eden
Another spectacular summer sunset from Wellington’s south coast, makes you want to stop and just be with it…. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that… Continue reading Reserves of Strength
I love the delicacy of the Rata flowers. They speak to me of the promise of Summer and of hope, which is kind of what we need right now with the climate talks going on in Paris. The belief that we can live ‘with’ the earth, and make the necessary changes to the way we… Continue reading Summer’s promise
They’re in! Every single one of the 500 trees supplied by the Wellington City Council are now happily ensconced in their new home, the Buckley Road Reserve. Thanks to all that gave a helping hand. We had some good weather and a great mix of new and familiar faces, young and old, Maranui scones and… Continue reading One small step…
The prunus always gives us the first sign of spring in the garden, and its here now with its delicate blossoms in the cold damp air. The rising energy that the new season brings. It feels warmer and sunnier already! Its the hope of new life… “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds… Continue reading The Hope of Spring
I’m feeling a lot more hopeful for our dear planet in the wake of Pope Francis’ plea for the Earth and a review of rampant capitalism. It’s great to see some moral leadership being taken by him and the Dalai Lama to show the world another way….given that really we have no choice, we’re all… Continue reading We’re all in this together!
In a strenuous but joyful gesture of renewal over the Easter break, we got there in the end and planted the 239 trees provided by the ‘Trees for Travel’ scheme. It is now raining steadily, as requested, to give them the best possible start in their new life! A return trip to San Francisco from… Continue reading Looking after our mother
I’ve just been down to “Hou Ngahere” again; we spent a couple of days with the geckos! I rescued one from the kitchen sink and she left behind a skin, I took it as a notification that she’d updated her profile picture…. ….and it was a reflection of the transformation going on underneath. Thanks to… Continue reading The good Doctor Wildcat