Wednesday, July 20, 2011

winter, walks, and wanderings

 There is something about this time of year, so ethereal and delicate yet so clear and commited don't you think? Though I struggle at times with what winter brings, I dearly love its stillness too and just the shear stark beauty of it. Here in the Hawkes Bay there is such a crisp, cold clarity about it. Silvery grass in the morning gives way to these spectacular open breathtaking skies, sun that brightens but doesn't burn, it just feels so good to be alive! As harsh and cold as it can be, it is so invigorating at the same time. I find it harder and harder to to honor my morning run, but when I do I feel the thrill of it spill around me all day. And walks, with my three are such a divine way to appreciate the seasons, to restore and recharge. These few were taken after some winter convalescence, how good it was to be out again!

Snowdrops! Very misplaced at this time of year, but much appreciated!

Hints of autumn remain, I have a love affair with crab apples, they have to be one of the most divine trees to watch the passing of seasons don't you think?

 Funny now that I review what I have written, the pictures don't really match the words! Walks I have captured, but I am not sure if winter.
Anyway, we recently tripped to Northland to my family where the winter had such a different quality. I will share some of those winter days soon.


  1. Hello Hannah..isn't that funny, I don't think that I realized that you were in HB too! Your photos don't capture winter very well because it hasn't been that wintery! It's been the best winter that I can remember in forever...isn't the sun just so glorious as you say. I think that you are doing brilliantly on the blogging front. Best thing is figure out why you blog & what you want from it all. I like having the reason to observe our lives more I train myself to see more & record more & then I post when it suits me maybe once a week..which brings a few threads together. Often I sit back then & think wow look at all those glorious colours etc & it makes me more aware & grateful. Being a very "pictury" person I tend to let my photos shape my posts & tell most of my story. Don't know if any of that ramble is of any use to you! I love your pillowcases what a fabulous idea. hope that everyone is well this week : ) Much love Catherine.

  2. we have been enjoying some wintery walk ourselves, lovely pictures capture it well...can't wait for a sprinkle of snow though!


It is lovely to know I am not alone on this journey, your comments remind me of that. Thanks!