Sunday, 21 August 2011
For the Birds
The waxeyes have discovered our custom-built bird table. We are now waiting for the local tuis and bellbirds to do the same.
Our son in Ecuador ... before that, Colombia ... is on the move again; back to Chile for six months. When he finally gets back to New Zealand, he will be bringing a friend from Germany with him. We can't wait to meet her.
Another son, and daughter in law, are in India. They have cleverly discovered / made their own Artist's Residency there. They are safely ensconced in a place that meets their aesthetic and ethical values and will spend a month painting and photographing and discovering, exploring.
Another son is in Kyoto, Japan, where he lives with his wife and their two children. We are making plans to be with them for Christmas and New Year; first of all in a place yet-to-be-finalised in SE Asia (more on this as plans materialise ...) and then in Japan. We visited Japan two years ago. We adore the place and can't wait to get back there.
Having my daughter and partner; and three grandchildren; here in Dunedin, means we don't feel absolutely bereft of near kin. (The grandchildren get lots of cuddles - when I can catch them!)