Alert level 2 – Queen’s birthday – Saturday 30/05/2020

I’m not really a royalist, but every Queen’s birthday weekend I heartily say, “God bless the Queen!” as I enjoy a long weekend in her honour! I mean I do admire the queen, I guess her life is one of privilege, but it’s also one of service and public scrutiny. I’m happy and content in…

Alert level 3 – Day 12 – 10/05/2020

What a beautiful morning! As I stepped outside this morning the first rays of the sun were kissing the leaves of the trees near our house. It was one of those moments in time when you just want to stand still and soak in the beauty that surrounds. The air was fresh and clear and…

Alert level 3 – Day 10 – 8/05/2020

The valleys and gullies below me were seeped in fog this morning. It was thick like a grey candy floss, with wispy tails on the ends. Yesterday I mentioned the stark lines of winter, but today there were muted lines, abstract contours and soft colours; in the silence of the morning light. Distant trees and…

Alert level 3 – Day 9 – 7/05/2020

It’s been a few days since I have written. Nature’s rhythms have been active in that time; rain, floods, gale force winds, hail and sunshine. We have had it all and among all the weather cycles, one of my dearest friends was dying. I was admitted into her bubble under the rules of palliative care,…

Alert level 3 – day 5 – 2/05/2020

Today had the promise of rain. We had a heavy rain warning and strong winds forecast. I love the wind. As it whips through my hair I feel energised. I want to run and dance and shout for joy. And I do! It makes the dogs crazy. They bark and jump all around. I walk…

Alert level 3 – Day 4 – 1/05/2020

The river is clear. calm and rather noisy as the water flows over the rapids near the bridge. We can hear the sound from up at our house. I like it! I didn’t go to work today, so I decided to take a different walk with the dogs this morning. We went down the front…

Alert level 3 – day 3 – 30/04/2020

I worked a half day today. It still meant an early start, but surprisingly after achy muscles and the tiredness of last night, I felt pretty good. I was pretty keen to get back into the bush and try to get the elusive kiwi that needs her transmitter changed. Well …. I climbed and crawled….

Alert level 3 – day 2 – 29/4/20

I’m dog tired tonight! I’ve had a big day and I’m already in bed struggling to stay awake. Tonight I’m writing on my phone and it will be brief … mainly photos. It was pretty dark when I left for work this morning. There was a hint of pink over the Radiant Range. Mica was…