"Creativity is the residue
of time wasted"
of time wasted"
It feels good to be posting again, after a break...
|Moonrise in Waiheke's main village|
We all have something to say..
How important it is to us, taking the time, and cultivating the dicipline to say it, are clearly, important factors for anyone writing.
Growing real food is magic for me.
The enjoyment and understanding that comes from partaking in and preserving the bounty our natural ecosystem services provide is important to me.
So I write about it. Pretty simple, really.
Winter is mild in New Zealand, and good food can be grown at all times of the year. Being surrounded by water, there is little chance of any frosts, and it is just a matter of timing as to when you can get seeds to germinate etc, like anywhere else. Seedlings can go in at any time of the year. So good nutrient dense food can be had all year.
This is a good thing.
Music, media and meditation (amongst other things) all garner my attention as well...
Some can be written about, the others, not so easily.
While political junkies are running about in a lather talking up their guy to run the broken, rigged system that is the United States government..
Bob Dylan has a new album out.
It is his 35th album. Tempest is the name.
Tempest. What a great name.
Which is what Spring is often like down on a small island in a big ocean.
Waiheke is only 20km long, and about 15km off the coast of the main city of Auckland. When the wind blows, it howls. We have had a share of it this year... but the signs are good now, even though Spring days are so unpredictable
|Signs of Spring|
My spring walks take me all around the small village of Rocky Bay here on the island, a home of mine for a number of years, and a great little community.
|The country lane I start my walks on|
The ground is still a bit too wet to get involved in any cultivation presently, but the birds are active, the temperatures are warming, and growth is emerging from hardier species.
Even the spiders are getting themselves
Nature is all about balance. We would do well to seek that in our lives, rather than make so much effort trying to own, patent, and manage natural processes.
They are already managed very well, thanks.
This was an interesting take on our energy conundrums I read recently from a solar enthusiast:
"Think about it this way. We’re killing people in foreign lands in order to extract 200-million-year-old sunlight. Then we burn it . . . in order to boil water to create steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity. We frack our own backyards and pollute our rivers, or we blow up our mountaintops ... for an hour of electricity, when we could just take what’s falling free from the sky.”
Solar is undisputed as reliable source of energy. In fact we would die pretty quickly without it. The problem is not using it, we do. Every day. The problem arises when we want to try to plug it in to our excessively energy-hungry lifestyles! Then we are dealing with all sorts of issues like infrastructure, rare-earth materials, etc etc.
As a farmer, I am a big solar fan. Works great.
Have to have it, actually.
I just use it as it is...
HOPE YOU CAN TOO!