Category Archives: Autumn / Fall

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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Travelling feet

As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m going to be blogging about my recent travels to Morocco, the UK and Germany over the next few weeks, but today, I’m just giving you a little preview taster to whet your appetites! … Continue reading

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A new season…

Goodbye New Zealand Spring blossoms…. And hello Autumn in London, England! Sorry I haven’t blogged for a while, I’ve been so busy getting ready for my trip. I’m going to be away for 6 weeks and will try and touch … Continue reading

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Magical toadstools

The other day I drove home a different route from usual and suddenly pulled the car over to the curb because I’d caught sight of some beautiful, red-and-white spotted toadstools out the corner of my eye and I had to … Continue reading

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Autumn Blues

Yesterday I had the Autumn blues. I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe it was the moon, or the heaviness of the weather but, whatever the reason, I found myself mid afternoon lying prone on the couch with our large, black, … Continue reading

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Kumara harvest

One of the things we harvested this week was our crop of kumara (Ipomoea batatas – Maori sweet potatoes). We get our tupu (young plants) from the Koanga Institute. The institute holds a very special collection of ancient kumara, many of which … Continue reading

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Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here. The air feels thinner, the sun weaker, the nights colder… I photographed these hawthorn berries on the side of the road near Matakana the other weekend. Aren’t they beautiful? We’ve had a busy last … Continue reading

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