the end of august always seems to perform a kind of seasonal alchemy; taking a dose of the winter dormancy from july and a hint of liminal august lethargy, mixing it with some blue skies and warming sunshine and turning it into a fresh new energy full of potential. things begin blooming and there’s evidence […]
i had some free time in the city on tuesday, so i took a wander through the wintergardens at the auckland domain. at this time of year, there’s none of the abundance of flora that the spring and summer months can boast about, but there is beauty to be found there nevertheless.
ngā pukapuka ma te hōtoke (books for the winter) tucking myself up against the wild winter weather that’s rolling over Hahei, compiling a list of books that are perfect for a bit of armchair adventuring on this mercurial afternoon. i am drawn to the wandering, wondering nature of these books — all four tugging me […]
at this time of year, it’s common to find fog wrapping its cool blanket around the islands in the hauraki gulf. it disrupts our commute and makes the trip longer, but it’s beautiful to witness. i make time to lift my head from my book and wander around on the upper deck of the ferry, […]
down in the southern part of the world, we are turning ever closer to winter. we’ll have days of sunshine, then a storm will blow through that leaves everything sodden – giving us a taste of things to come. daylight savings ends in a week and summer will shortly feel like a memory. i love […]