No fruiting

No fruiting

This was my karaka tree last year, in a great abundance of fruiting. The ripe berries fed many native birds who visited the high branches, shaking the surplus to the ground, where it peppered the pathways with rich orange plumpness.   This year it’s a very...
Enlivening

Enlivening

  On my evening walk I saw a woman running down the steep street, very fast. In her hand she held something which she passed to another runner at the bottom of the hill. He took off up the hill while she bent over to stretch.   I marvelled at their fitness....
Solstice Blessing 2018

Solstice Blessing 2018

    May you cherish your loved ones May you cherish the earth May you cherish your own dear self As the wheel turns at Solstice Amidst the busyness, remember to slow down, breathe, and open to blessings. With love, Juliet Remembering what matters  ...
Erratic seasons

Erratic seasons

  Erratic seasons, they can turn around and bite you just when you thought you could breathe a sigh of relief at the unfurling of leaves, buds, and your pain.   A growth spurt is followed by a blasting storm and promise is killed on the twig, dashed from the...
Spring surge

Spring surge

    These children are full of the joy of spring. Yet at the end of October their schools and kindergartens will be encouraging them to don witches’ hats and commemorate death.   What are we on about? How did this happen, that a northern hemisphere...
How nature heals

How nature heals

  I heard the chainsaws and knew the arborists had come back for the flame tree.   From my window I could see its upper branches shaking and swaying. The men had fastened ropes to the branches as they sawed through, and lowered them one by one to the ground....