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,

Remembering what matters



Blessings on you all, whether you are opening to the fullness of summer solstice light, or to the seeding of a new cycle in the winter solstice dark. Every year at this time I make a solstice mandala. This one is for you.

The background evokes the red of pohutukawa, and the centre filled with flax seeds is a reminder of the darkness that is seeded at summer solstice.

Kauri leaves and buttercups balance exotic and native plant life. Shells and stones whisper the stories of river waters and seashore.


May there be peace in your home and love in your heart.


Thank you for your good company through 2018, for your comments, appreciations, & insights. From December 18 I will be on holiday. Keep an eye on my Facebook books page around Dec 21, as I may do some solstice posts from the bach. I look forward to being with you again in 2019 after drifting into the rhythms of summer in the bush and beside the sea.


PS I have made the best of my summer mandalas into a beautiful 4 card set, nicely packaged, and easy to mail. They cost NZ$20 a set plus p&p. You may use the contact form on this website if you’d like to find out more.