Summer Sights in the USA

Evening light near Cape Flattery, the Northwest most point of the contiguous US. Kia Ora! It has been a long time between entries and we are diving back into the fray with more frequent website updates, including more new carvings. … Continue reading

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It’s a girl! Meet Miss Temakoniwha Silvine Heke…

                                                 

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And Baby Makes Three! (A photo gallery of our pregnancy.)

                                                             

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Fertility, Sculpture & Haka! Ehara!

Spring has been blasting through the countryside with persistent W/NW winds and cloudbanks that seem to hover over the hills each day. (After all, this is Aotearoa, “Land of the Long White Cloud.”) It has also heralded the arrival of … Continue reading

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Feast and Famine

A long hot summer has ended with weather bombs and heavy rain sweeping the country. This has been great for putting some much needed moisture back into the soil and letting the plants and animals rebound after the worst drought … Continue reading

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Artspace and Birdsong

Summer has finally poked her head out of the cloudbank that has swaddled New Zealand for the last few months! It has been a wet and windy transition into the warmth of the coming months. Ann and I are ready to … Continue reading

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East Cape Road Trip

Now that we are back in New Zealand, we have had the chance explore a couple of the areas that have always resonated with Ann and me. On a recent trip, we spent a week wandering around the East Cape … Continue reading

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Whitewash, peach jam, and windows on the world…

March rolled into NZ with Ann and I huddling down in a beach “bach” with some friends as we waited out a massive weather bomb! Incredibly strong winds and driving rain meant that we had a chance to explore a … Continue reading

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Farm Friends and New Material

Kia Ora All! We are swinging through a beautiful February here in New Zealand as the weather varies wildly from sun to rain, and back again, on a pretty regular basis! Two months into the move and life is still … Continue reading

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One month in…

Kia Ora All! This is being written on the first day of the New Year as we look back on our first month of living in New Zealand. The transition has been relatively smooth with everything falling into place at the … Continue reading

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