When your world changes

When your world changes

  Two weeks ago I was striding along a coastal walkway, looking out over a sparkling sea, feeling free and expansive. I had just planted autumn kale and spinach in my bach garden and had the soil ready for the next stage of broad beans and carrots.   Two...
Ngāhuru – Harvest

Ngāhuru – Harvest

The woman sitting next to me at the concert pulled a paper bag out of her handbag. ‘Would you like two pears from my tree?’  This was rather surprising, first as I knew her only slightly and hadn’t seen her for two decades. Second, we were sitting on...
How seasons change-2

How seasons change-2

    How do how seasons change? Once again we are entering a period of transition: summer to autumn in the southern hemisphere, winter to spring in the north. What is your idea about how seasons change? I notice that a lot of people think of seasonal change...
Seasons Newsletter: Balancing extremes

Seasons Newsletter: Balancing extremes

    As the season changes towards First Fruits, how do you balance extreme realities? — the inert face of parched earth with the juiciness of ripe stone fruits and berries?   (If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, read on, because extremes can also be...
Be Sustained 2020

Be Sustained 2020

Have you drawn closer to nature over summer?   I certainly have, and I’m aware of what a beneficial effect this has had on my health and wellbeing in these troubled times. Finding the wonder in nature each day has enlivened my relationship with the natural...
Solstice blessing 2019

Solstice blessing 2019

    Solstice Blessing   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.  ...