Landscape in origins and culture…

“Basis of language, basis of culture, basis of lifeā€¦turanga o te huruhuru, ano te turanga o te ora; te tiki, te hine, te tamahine… Under the veil of stars, least the white tipped feather should fall from the maidens hair, stone waka guard the pa with all the warrior of that world there…” Korero oContinue reading “Landscape in origins and culture…”

Movement…

The flutter of a butterfly wing, jumping of a wren, darting of a skink or the rustle of leaves in the wind all produce secondary and tertiary movement so important to life. Just like a food web, these tiny to enormous movements provide various types of trophic levels of vibration, disruption and change; compare theContinue reading “Movement…”

Incorperating texture and form, how do we reflect and express visual clues …

Tools, tools, tools!

Gardening tools are just as important as the person gardening; they tell of our culture, our individuality, our habits and often, also our status… Kiaora, tena koutou. Keite pehea koe? Delving further into the world and arts of gardening, the earth and its traditional cycles, you will find a whole new chapter in regard toContinue reading “Tools, tools, tools!”

Corruption and misuse of power…

In nature we see power plays all the time. Frequently it results in something being eaten or demolished. We are often saddened by the roughness and seeming absence of any empathy at all within the natural world. Yet, from around the world we hear tales of how animals save each other, how they congregate inContinue reading “Corruption and misuse of power…”

Kiaora, nice to finally meet you!!

After a lot of mucking about there is finally some solid growth and an exiting of the germination stage of this online slice of garden…Solid growth, a wonderful phrase. Nature creates solid growth to form resilience. Recent events have brought to the fore many reasons why we should learn to observe nature more, and takeContinue reading “Kiaora, nice to finally meet you!!”

Gardens are never done…

Effects of a garden are huge and wide ranging. Gardens are providers, teachers, sustainers, nurturers who work with and on behalf of our earth-mother and sky-father – Rangi’ and Papa’ (and of course their children as off-shoots of their own love), the lord- God, and most poignant of all, our Earth, and it’s wider placementContinue reading “Gardens are never done…”