Garden fairy

Garden fairy

The garden fairy came to visit. She was very intent on caring for my plants with the little plastic watering can that I keep nearby. I don’t water the jade plants very often, but the garden fairy made sure they were not missed out. Then she moved on to the...
In sacred space

In sacred space

I’ve just returned from an evening and a day in sacred space, teaching The Art of Ritual to twelve lovely women who live an hour and a half north of Auckland. They are very connected to nature, and their hearts are open to learning and connecting.Here are the...
The happiness tree

The happiness tree

Have you ever seen a plant that instantly made you feel happy?Today, I did. The street where I go to see my hairdresser is full of gardens. One tree stood out today as I drove down the winding road to her house. Yes, it’s a bottlebrush. One after another, there...
Other people’s gardens

Other people’s gardens

I’m so lucky to live in a neighbourhood of colourful gardens. I always walk to the shops, which gives me time to delight in the spring flowers, with their glorious colours. This line of yellow and red roses has been planted in front of a little white house, and...
Spring fairy

Spring fairy

It was Guy Fawkes, and while crackers resounded through the neighbourhood, the little one’s parents were in Wellington, celebrating their wedding anniversary. I was in charge, sleeping over for the first time. It seemed like a nice thing to do, once the dishes...
Spring surprise

Spring surprise

Have you ever discovered something beautiful right under your nose? The big palm trees at the apartment block where I live are flowering. I don’t recall them doing this last year, but then again, they are in a corner of the garden where I don’t usually...