Preparing a welcome for summer

Preparing a welcome for summer

 Here we are on the brink of summer, and the little tree climber has come for a sleepover. Pohutukawas are great trees for climbing. They sprawl out over the beach, and their bark has plenty of grip.  Jumping off on to soft sand isn’t hard.  And...
Abundance Tree

Abundance Tree

  Do you ever feel concerned that today’s children are at risk of growing up less connected to nature than to electronic media? —that children are now overprotected from exploring the natural world? Then come down this suburban street with me. Technically,...
Summer Mandalas

Summer Mandalas

When the wind keeps stealing the joy of spring, and rain and hail dampen the spirits, it’s time to look forward to summer, which surely is coming. And so I’ve made a gift card set from my past ‘Summer Mandala’ images. I’ve done one of...
Reshaping the wood

Reshaping the wood

What can be done when at the height of spring, lightening strikes, destroying a living, breathing tree? If the heart wood is sound, it then becomes a resource.I pick up my old saw and cut two pieces from the golden and red heart, one each for the little one and me....