June 17, 2007

Matariki, A Time for Feasting and Celebration June 17, 2007

We’ve had many frosts these last few weeks. There is no doubt that winter has arrived. Bruce had been lamenting recently the lack of holiday celebration; this was, after all, at least seasonally, the time to be honoring the harvest (Thanksgiving) and enjoying the winter celebrations of Christmas and New […]
June 4, 2007

First Frost: Winter Heat Survival Guide June 4, 2007

June 1st signifies the start of winter here in New Zealand. We’ve enjoyed quite a mild autumn and early winter with temperatures often in the high teens (65-70 f) and tomatoes still ripening throughout the month, a highly unusual occurrence. The weather made yet another record as May became the […]
May 19, 2007

Mycelium Running

I’ve been long overdue for putting up this post. We’ve been so busy, running, running, running around, much like these mycelium running all over our yard (nice review here). You know it’s autumn when you look out the window at the sea of mushrooms sprouting up all over the yard. […]
May 3, 2007

Waiheke Wedding

We just returned from a wonderful weekend up on Waiheke Island where we attended the wacky wedding celebration of Ingrid and Dave (aka HiDive). Waiheke Island: Located 12 miles from Auckland City and once a sleepy hippy community content to live simply on a beautiful island, the last number of […]