Tag: winter

Commuting 

Commuting 

“Someone to love, somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for.” ― Norman Kirk, “The town that’s used to being disappointed”. A dark …

 

Garden of earthly delight

Garden of earthly delight

We are very happy with our lemon tree – perhaps more accurately, we are very happy with the lemons on our lemon tree. We’ve been …

 

Mid-winter dreaming

Mid-winter dreaming

Ever since she was a child, Kathy had dreamed of speeding across frozen surfaces. A snow white audience shouting encouragement. Faster. Faster! And finally, edging across the …

 

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 …

 

361 – Harbingers of Spring

361 – Harbingers of Spring

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move …

 

317 – Keep the faith

317 – Keep the faith

It must be coming around to Spring again – the cherry buds are swelling. They don’t seem to pay much attention to the writhing words …

 

302 – Paved with gold

302 – Paved with gold

What a simple joy today to spot a small troupe of goldfinches, in full winter regalia, foraging for food on the street among the cigarette …

 

297 – Hearts of oak

297 – Hearts of oak

without a hat     a winter rain falls on me so what — Basho I’m walking back from the dentist. I’m feeling great. The late afternoon blue …

 

261 – Hump Day

261 – Hump Day

Winter did a bit of a test drive today – a cold southerly, something of a beginner to ease us in to the next few …

 

128 – I’ll follow the sun…

128 – I’ll follow the sun…

One day you’ll look to see I’ve gone For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun Some day you’ll know I was the one But tomorrow may …