Buds and a bee

This week’s photo challenge is awakening or renewal. I chose a few photos that I took when I was at Hopewell last December. I was inspired by the shapes and colour of these flowers. Most petals were still wrapped up in buds. Only a few were unfolding, helping the transformation into beautiful new flowers. AContinue reading “Buds and a bee”

Murals and street art

New Zealand street art/murals often depict native wildlife other kiwiana. As a creative person myself (though nowhere near as talented as these artists, haha) this kind of art makes me smile! And the first photo? So fitting, as I can’t seem to stay away from New Zealand! 🙂

Warm colours and silhouettes

Plimmerton is a cute and conveniently located small town only a short train ride from Wellington, New Zealand. The town was a lovely surprise during my last kiwi adventure. I’d heard good things about the BBH hostel Moana Lodge and the place surely did not disappoint! The place was clean and tidy, and the owner/manager hadContinue reading “Warm colours and silhouettes”

May it guide you on your journey

On my latest travels to New Zealand last December/January, mom and I went to Te Wairoa Buried Village, near Rotorua. In 1886 Mount Tarawera erupted, destroying the Pink and White Terraces and burying the village of Te Wairoa. Today, it’s the most visited archaeological site in New Zealand. I’ve always been fascinated by the storyContinue reading “May it guide you on your journey”

See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me

I’ve always loved water. When I was a kid, I’d spend most summer days swimming in the nearby lake or paddling in the creek in my inflatable rowboat. I would spend hours on end enjoying the water, whether I was on it or in it. I loved it. I enjoyed these adventurous water voyages, untilContinue reading “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me”

Quiet people have the loudest minds

When I woke up this morning, I thought it would be an ordinary working day. I commuted to work, started my computer and started my work day. I quickly checked Whatsapp and read something I found hard to grasp. Stephen Hawking has passed away. One of the most brilliant souls on earth, one of the mostContinue reading “Quiet people have the loudest minds”

Wisdom begins in wonder

Wonder is one of those words that mean many things. Whether it’s thinking or speculating about something in a curious way, or to be filled with amazement and a sense of awe. Everybody probably has some kind of sentiment to the word wonder. Socrates put it so eloquently in the phrase ‘wisdom begins in wonder.’Continue reading “Wisdom begins in wonder”