Category Archives: Seasons

Spring flowers and feet

Cherry blossom in pale and dark pink; fallen petals, daisies and forget-me-nots; gumboots in wet grass; and old sneakers on the way back from the market, pausing to enjoy this Spring moment.

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Signs of Spring

Ok, I know it’s officially still Winter here, but it feels like Spring today and I’m celebrating! I’ve got that sense of relief that I get each year when the sun starts to warm up and the first Spring flowers are … Continue reading

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Winter Matryoshka

It’s chilly and wet, the fire is blazing and the wind is rattling down the chimney. Yep, it’s still very much winter, here in New Zealand. Time to tell you a little bit more about Winter Matryoshka, I reckon. Winter … Continue reading

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Tamarillo time

It feels like I’ve been away from my blog for ages! I’ve been stuck in bed with the flu for much of this past week. My whole household has had it. I love that nature provides the perfect foods to … Continue reading

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More winter walks

We’re in the middle of another big storm at the moment, but recently I’ve enjoyed some more lovely winter walks on the beach with friends. To get to the beach we walk under these giant pohutukawa trees. We found this … Continue reading

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Rainy days and synchronicity

It’s raining today, so I thought I’d share with you a little cloudy, rainy synchronicity that’s going on for me at the moment. You remember I was doing some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations a week or so ago, and … Continue reading

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Autumn Matryoshka

We’re in the middle of a fierce, Autumn storm on top of our little hill here. It got me thinking about my ‘Autumn’ Matryoshka Russian dolls. She was inspired by purple thunder clouds, fallen leaves, wet bamboo and watery golden sunlight. Here’s … Continue reading

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Autumn mornings

We’re having the most gorgeous golden, fine Autumn days at the moment. Perfect blue skies and crisp chilly mornings. This morning I went for a regular walk that I do with a neighbour. I forgot to take my camera but … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunt

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter. We’ve had a long weekend of perfect, golden Autumn weather. We don’t have any kids in our household, so my partner and I were surprised (and delighted!) when we got up on … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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