Do you ever stop what you are doing and wonder about things? I often find myself standing on the hill above our olive grove, casting my eyes over our land. It usually brings a smile to my face. I can’t believe how lucky I am. It’s about this time that I gulp lungfuls of the air in appreciation. Heck this sure is some place to live.
It’s a bonus of course, when the sheep are contained, the sick chook is off antibiotics and no longer wearing her spandex bandage and there is a wedding on the horizon in Australia.
I can’t help but think what super neighbours we have, who don’t mind dog sitting, house sitting or feeding the chickens and kitties.
I also have a special friend who is a horticulturist, a bio dynamics fan who comes up here monthly to give me a hand in my garden. She is so inspiring, a raft of information and works at an amazing pace. I think we are a great gardening team although I doubt that the weeds think so.
Might be a weed, but it sure looks pretty
Of course there are those really silly people who forget to wear gloves and get bitten by a spider .. or those that get teary when they walk past their garlic. Cough cough.
But spring appears to have finally sprung. The past few days have been warm, the sun has been shining and the green of the land seems to have suddenly become, much greener.
We are so very lucky living near Muriwai beach; a walk each day clears the head, gets the dog barking and guarantees black sand in the shower at home.
The gannets have returned too, it’s that time, nest building and generally preparing for parenthood.
They are such amazing birds and can be seen swopping from the cliffs catching air currents as they soar majestically about, glistening in the morning sun.
Now that is something else!