Truth and Freedom

This reflection by Bishop Jake Owensby (Western Louisiana) was published at his blog 15 January, titled: The Truth that Sets Us Free and I'm reposting in full for my Sunday post, with Jake's permission. It helps me glimpse a positive way forward despite the deeply disturbing events in DC and tensions in the US. Jake's... Continue Reading →

We Can Do This, Again

Community transmission has raised its ugly head and New Zealand no longer enjoys Level 1 freedom. Auckland has gone to Level 3 and the rest of the country is now Level 2 - for the next 12 days anyway. I've seen absolute nonsense written about our situation here. Don't believe trash reports about our fascist... Continue Reading →

The tailwind of privilege

I read this excellent article today in The Spinoff by guest writer Mary Breheny. Dr Mary Breheny is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at Massey University (New Zealand). I obtained permission to share the text of the article here on my blog and sourced the image from Pexels - by Markus Spiske. The tailwind... Continue Reading →

Joy is Water

Joy, then, is water -- the first line of a  beautiful and refreshing poem  that I read recently and it inspired me to think about putting together a "water" post (working on it at present). Then I thought of the engaging lion fountain that we'd seen in Los Angeles, so wonderful it left an impression... Continue Reading →

Feathers Aren’t Always Fragile

Wisdom from a Great Blue Heron chick in South Carolina, USA. Are you feeling small, vulnerable and powerless? Right now it's a fight for survival... find the inner mongrel. Be fierce! Keep building strength (be patient, it takes time). One day you will FLY Photos taken by Ellen Jennings from  Passing By Photo  and used... Continue Reading →

Once in a Blue Moo

Dairy cow like no other - this floating friendly friesian and amusing poem are from North Island blogger Maureen Sudlow who blogs at  kiwissoar  :  flights of fancy from New Zealand.  With Maureen's permission I'm re-posting her photo and poem, copied from her post of March 28, 2017 BALLOON QUADRILLE -- by Maureen Sudlow Original... Continue Reading →

Flying in Dunedin NZ

In the Dunedin public library I noticed these birds on a corner of the blue carpet. Dunedin is a harbourside city so I assume they’re seabirds.. what a nice acknowledgement of the local environment!

A Poem and a Picture

Keep a poem in your pocket and a picture in your head and you'll never feel lonely at night when you're in bed Do you remember this poem from when you were a kid? I've never forgotten the first verse. The poem is by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. I did a search to check the... Continue Reading →

BW04: Beach Shell

Sharon Mann from the blog Make Art...Magic Happens has surely created magic with this drawing using tones of gray to produce a beautiful beach scene featuring a person's hand holding a mussel shell. This could easily be a New Zealand scene and I guess it could be many other places around the world too! From:              Gray Tones  ... Continue Reading →

Come Away With Me

Come away with me to realms of fantasy... The latest contribution in response to the Pete's Dragon creative invitation is the dramatic and powerful poem DREAMS AND DRAGONS by Damien B. Donnelly accompanied by an exquisite "little pastel sketch" also by Damien. Please, please visit "Dreams and Dragons" and immerse yourself in the magic and... Continue Reading →

Dragon Memo

Candice has brought to vibrant life a fantastical and powerful Snow Dragon in her beautiful poem "Flight of the Snow Dragon" (link below). This memo is my only post today so please check out her poem. I've added "Snow Dragon" to the top Menu on my blog and will add links there for any new... Continue Reading →

Ode to Snow Dragon

SNOW DRAGON -- Poem by Liz Cowburn; Exploring Colour Softly surging through the water Near me I would have you stay Onward going, never slowing Wondrous how you surf the waves! Dignified determination Raging torrents all around Anxious to pursue your journey Going, flowing, ocean-bound One brief glimpse through foamy spray Nature's gift, soon borne... Continue Reading →

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