Monday, January 16, 2012

we climb to the top of a steep grassy hill and stop to catch our breath
looking back across the rolling green farmland, black cows dot the landscape

Sunday, January 15, 2012

two energetic 7-month old German Shepherd puppies chase each other in great big circles around the flat green paddock

Saturday, January 14, 2012

branches of ancient plum tree laden with ripe red plums
I pick one and sink my teeth into its succulent flesh

Thursday, January 12, 2012

dull headache, limbs like lead, a scratchy throat
my body calls out for rest

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

my hamstring complains with a loud ache
holding me back as I stretch forward in janu sirsasana

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

thick fruity berry smoothie cold as ice
slips down my throat

Monday, January 9, 2012

salty flavours of roasted vegetables combine with feta cheese in a crusty pastry:
lunch at the Waipu cafe provides a savoury stop on our journey home

Sunday, January 8, 2012

a full moon rises over the ocean
its light reflecting off the darkening expanse of water

Saturday, January 7, 2012

the deserted beach surrenders to the steady fall of rain

Friday, January 6, 2012

trails of footprints - human (bare and shod) and all shapes of bird
create a map of morning traffic on the hard white sand

Thursday, January 5, 2012

sparkling blue water meets long white beach as far as the eye can see
a seagull swoops low over the waves

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

two long legged variable oystercatchers scuttle along at the edge of the waves
then stop and dig their long red beaks into the soft wet sand

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

a long caterpillar of cars inches slowly south towards the city
we fly north along the free and open road
our holiday just beginning

Monday, January 2, 2012

the green green grass is spongy beneath my feet
the sky is blue above me

Sunday, January 1, 2012

as I allow the flavours of leftover Christmas pudding to dance in my mouth
I ponder on my 'word' for 2012: