I’m not sure what caused the epiphany. Maybe it was the brief moment I had sitting in crisp fresh air marveling at the lake and mountains nestled in the Swiss Alps. Perhaps it was processing time from long hours of driving. Or something I was reading, I cannot recall. But on that day, I knew … More Every Single Day
Today, I have taken my 1000th photo of the day in a row. It all started on 25th April 2013, having successfully completing one 365 project in 2009/10 and failing one in 2012, I decided I would give another year of photo of the day a go. 1000 days later, I’m still at it. Some days … More My 1000 day habit of taking photos.
It’s funny how shadows can be good and bad. A person standing in the right spot to shield the sun from our eyes, is a good shadow. Yet the clouds maneuvering themselves in front of the sun on a bitter winters day, creates cold and dark shadows. As a leader I know I cast good … More As a leader, what shadow are you casting in your organisation?
Had the tree in our back yard pruned. Its been in that spot for 12 years (growing for 14) and best I can guess my kids started climbing it 7 years ago. It reminded me of the old Chinese proverb. “The best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago, the second best time … More The second best time is now.
“You should stop and take a photo” my friend says this time, more firmly than the first. You see I’m back taking a photo a day again. Back wandering through life with my eyes open to moments I can capture. Back looking to lock memories of each day into still form. Back prepared to stop for … More Slowing down and stopping are polar opposites.
Happy New Year and welcome to the year of 12. Because it’s the year 12, and because there are 12 months in the year, why not have a 12 list? A 12 list is kind of like a bucket list but easier, and just for the year. I think the idea beats new years resolutions … More Twelve : 12 memorable things for the 12 months of the year 12.
I remember sitting at a camping ground in Papamoa after days of scourging sunshine. The kind of sunshine that you dream of for summer, but after weeks it has dried the ground so much around us, everything had turned to dust. Over the course of the day the wind changed. Slowly, unnoticeably to most, but a significant enough … More The winds of change are blowing
The tedious drive from Auckland turned into an expedition of sorts as I tried new ways home. Unfortunately heading down unfamiliar roads without a map can easily lead to a dead-end.In one such dead-end as the road narrowed I spotted a small cemetery and paused to take photo 364. Strolling around the bleak relics of other peoples memories for … More 364|365 Dead End
361|365 Nephew – My Uncle Terry left a legacy in my life. He was an awesome uncle. His legacy is that I might be an awesome uncle to my nephews and nieces. (picture of Thomas and Jayden having fun) 362|365 The Mount – Back in Tauranga again and whenever I am there the ocean … More Days 361 to 363
353|365 Beaten – Kyla's team (Rototuna Green) about to do the post game 'three cheers' after losing the playoff for 3rd/4th to the Te Rapa Dragons, who wait to shake hands. 354|365 Nothing – Almost no photo. An average photo of nothing for an average day of nothing 355|365 Salt Air – Love … More Days 353 – 360
347|365 My Dad – A poem by Talia (8) written and read at Fathers Day Service at CBC. 'Have you ever seen a grey haired man walking down the street? Perhaps in work clothes going to buy himself a treat? Well I have! Did he look… Awesome, Amazing, Friendly, Competitive, Comforting and Special? That’s my … More 347|365 My Dad – A poem by Talia read at Fathers Day Service at CBC.
Met, know and have heard of bundles of people, lately who are not themselves. Thy feel flat, down and maybe a little bit empty. Much of it I’m sure is the winter blues. Well, if you are one of those people I have a solution. At this time of year the playgrounds are practically empty. No … More Empty | Winter Blues
Picture a day without colour No colour in buildings or things we wear No colour in paint for art to smear No colour in the sun or sky above No colour in stuff we love Picture a day without colour And rejoice that today However grey Is filled with colour! [329|365 – I love how … More 329|365 Colours
Just over the summit of the Kaimai Ranges, as you’re headed to Hamilton from Tauranga, is a small almost unnoticed lay-area that conceals a natural fresh water spring. With the road on one side and native New Zealand bush on the other, a pipe is linked to the ground and from it fresh water flows. … More 328|365 Water
This whole school and education thing seems to work. Jayden basically start school in June and has progressed from reading one work, his name, to reading little books. He is really proud of his achievements and I’m really proud of him. In the initial stages of learning something new we make huge progress, really quickly. … More 327|365 Learning