Tomatoes across the world

Tomatoes across the world

 This post was created in my mind over a month ago. It’s been gestating slowly. I’ve always used only my own photos on this blog, but today I break the rules, and you will see why. It began when in the same week I read two posts from favourite...
A line in the sand

A line in the sand

 Oh no! We’ve gone down to the beach to find the swing, but the tide is full and rushing in, and the little one won’t be able to swing today  —or so I thought. She has other ideas. Maybe she can’t swing, but the swing can have a swing!...
Making Mandalas

Making Mandalas

 Every year, as summer solstice and Christmas approach, I like to create a mandala out of natural materials, and then make it into my Solstice card.  It takes days of playing to get the one I want (none of these are ‘it’; I’m saving that...
Sympathetic joy

Sympathetic joy

 Last night I helped create an altar for an Interfaith gathering on the theme of sympathetic joy. I forgot my camera, but someone let me use their cellphone to take a couple of photos. Sympathetic joy is celebrated by Buddhists, and means rejoicing in the...
Look what we found at the beach!

Look what we found at the beach!

 Oooh look! Someone has climbed high in the pohutukawa with a very strong rope  and made something that the little monkey just can’t resist.  It’s very securely wound around the branch and expertly knotted in place.  And now the sun has...
Spring gates

Spring gates

 Walking around the streets in spring, I find myself noticing new things. Like the gates.Some gates are inviting; you just want to go inside and be welcomed,  while others are clearly designed to keep you out. Some gates are disguised as sections of a fancy...
Spring streets

Spring streets

 It’s spring, and the showers have stopped. Quick now, it’s time for a walk around the spring streets.  Time to see the life and growth, sprouting everywhere, in the hedges  in the forks of trees in the gardens. Creativity is bursting out...
The same thought

The same thought

  Spring was warming up a couple of weeks ago, and so I took the heavy brown woollen blanket off the bed. Instead of putting it away, I left it out, for the little one was coming to visit.As soon as she saw it, she said, ‘I could use that to make a...