Tag: new zealand

RISING UP

All around me. In all four cardinal directions – but nothing to do with the sins – the wheat is sprouting. Struck. Rising up! Wheat is a hardy grass. Some varieties are sown just before the cold really hits yet are strong enough to…

TO EXPLAIN

How to explain the breadth of my feelings about being home within breathing distance of my own family would be impossible. There are over 170,000 words in the English language but none of them will fully explain the drift down into softness that comes…

CATCH UP

Two days worth of images. Enjoy!

TODDLE

Rain and Sunshine likewise to a little person, the hot summer rain no impediment. No problem. No bother.   His legs podgy and step to siding.  Nappies making cowboys of them all. Stumbling away from the words jersey and shoes. Arms alight for balance. Unbalance…

POHUTUKAWA

Walks in Wellington, always take you through under or around the Pohutukawa trees. They are everywhere and flowering profusely. 

Through the eyes of a son

Today I leave Wellington and climb back on and off  …another couple of planes and head back to Melbourne, Australia. But before I go my Senior Son took Camera House for a walk around his Wellington garden. Tomato Sauce simmering in the kitchen and all.  Have…

in, out, off, on, gone

I reached California last night, safely encased in my travel bubble, booked into my cupboard sized relatively economically priced hotel room, pulled off all my winter gear, went back to the lobby and bought fruit, water and toothpaste, (always with the toothpaste) then lay…

Exfoliating with ice

When working outside in an ice storm you can feel the ice pitting itself against your skin. Tiny little sharp pellets. No blood is drawn of course.  Though no self respecting animal would be caught out in it, just the mad dogs and New…

Mud, Mud, Mud.

Our feet are growing webs. The rain has rained for days now, maybe weeks  – on and off  – On and off. The land drinks it all up in between squalls.  I feel bad for California – you would think that osmosis would enable…

Frog Pond Farm

Good morning. The weather here in California is mild and a little foggy… though foggy is not unusual in the Central Valley. In Illinois it is bitterly cold and blowing.. though cold is not unusual either at this time of year but bitter with…