riroriro // grey warbler (one of nz’s tiniest birds) spotted collecting moss from a tree next door. hopefully that means nest building is underway!
don’t let these blue skies fool you, these winter days are the coldest we’ve seen this year. in the sunny days between storms and hail, there’s been digging + planting + moving barrow loads of mulch from one end of the section to the other. jokingly, to myself, i call this gumboot camp — a […]
overnight, the storms have kept us all awake. milo comes in, demanding to be dried off around 2am, then wraps himself into a tight ball on the bed near my feet. at one stage it’s hailing. morning seems to come slowly, creeping up on us through the wild weather, like a dimmer switch slowly being […]
(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 […]