(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) a moment we get a lot of birds at our place – tui, ruru, kereru, warblers, kingfisher, shining cuckoos and others. and we very often hear kaka screeching overhead but don’t often see them. today was an exception. this one stopped to feast on the berries of a nikau […]
i was at the gym this morning doing a workout and, partway through a gruelling set of tricep dips, the virtual instructor said four words that embedded themselves under my skin. he encouraged us all to “lead with the heart“. i decided, in that moment, that my practise for this year is to embody that […]
something good that’s come of working from home – seeing these two kererū (native nz wood pigeons) hopping along the fence line outside our window and chasing each other around the property. what’s something good that’s happened for you this week?
+++ this little song thrush throws loud staccato insults at milo whenever he’s out in the garden. it puffs itself up and darts from branch to branch, getting pretty close and very insistent. he’ll very often ignore it, but sometimes he’ll chatter back. today they were at it for a good 10 minutes or so.
kererū (NZ wood pigeon, bird of the year 2018) – frequent visitors at our place