Category Archive: spring

Winter solstice

Winter solstice

Rather than snow on the shortest day, our ornamental cherry is covered in lichen. It’s great not having snow, but the lichen is not a …

 

Sea of madness

Sea of madness

I noticed the ducks seemed to be swimming in a sea of verdant spring growth today. The idea was just the kind of tonic I …

 

Simplest is best

Simplest is best

I was walking toward the car this evening and I was enthralled by a blackbird, signing his heart out, from the top of the church. …

 

Feeling flabulous

Feeling flabulous

Some days just leave you with just a little less bounce than you might’ve imagined, or wanted. Maybe the sun isn’t shining as it should/could, maybe …

 

Spring, again

Spring, again

The weather is very changeable at the moment. Never start writing about the weather. It was a dark and stormy night. Getting started is half …

 

Soul dreams

Soul dreams

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and …

 

Administrata

Administrata

It’s that time of year again. That time when I think the piles of paper and filing has reached a level where the bottom layers …

 

It’s all happening…

It’s all happening…

Sometimes it’s hard to see change happening. Good change that is. Bad change seems to have a special gift for happening incredibly quickly. Good things …

 

Making plans

Making plans

Early this afternoon a deeply evil looking cloud rolled across Wellington from the south. Soon after, in addition to the outbursts of lightning and loud …

 

Spring calls

Spring calls

It’s hard to imagine a more quintessential New Zealand image than a tui gathering nectar from a kowhai hightlighted against a bright blue sky. It …