Before embarking on the five day hike in Queensland, Australia, my number one fear of hiking solo had been snakes. Growing up in New Zealand, we were imbued with the knowledge that Australia was overrun with an endless list of menacing wildlife: crocodiles, sharks, dingoes, snakes, spiders. Danger lurked everywhere. Snakes are scary. … More Confronting Fear: Wisdom From Solo Adventuring
We don’t have control over a lot in life, but we can:
Choose to be gentle on ourselves, granting ourselves time to restore, reflect and re-energise when we need it.
Choose to be kind to those we interact with. It’s been shown the astounding ripple effect that small acts of kindness can have from tiny apparently insignificant acts of kindness. … More Christmas Chaos, Covid-19 and Control
Gardeners innately tend to their plants, responding to their needs – providing water when they are drooping, nutrients when they are hungry, adjusting shade and sunlight as necessary and protecting them from virulent pests. To succeed at life we must also learn to care for ourselves. … More Life Lessons from Gardening
How have you interacted with nature lately? On my recent Christmas holiday in New Zealand, nature encounters abounded, reminding me of nature’s wonder, power and fragility and how integral to our lives it is. … More Holiday Nature Encounters
With eight months of rain a year, Ranong has fortuitous growing conditions. I decided to try and photograph some of these ‘gardens’ to demonstrate the ways people actively try to incorporate nature into urban living. … More Gardens of Ranong: A Photographic Exploration