In a certain light

bright green new growth on contours of exposed lake floor

There’s a particular light that brings new growth alive after the rain. It’s not the yellow brightness of the sun. Neither is it the heavy grey of rain clouds. Instead, it draws out the contours of emergence. And the evidence of seeds that have lain dormant below the waterline. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Humble Beauty


Wandering around the valley, having finally finished shearing the alpacas. Grateful that it had gone so well and grateful that it was done for another year. And grateful that the light often appears exceptionally magnificent in these liminal moments. HUMBLE BEAUTY Who would have thought a humble dock leaf could be so stunning, or how … Read more

The way the light comes in


Sometimes when we’re searching for meaning or an answer, nothing shows up. Until the light comes in. And then we cannot unsee what the light, or insight, has revealed. It changes everything. And us. Sometimes, we simply have to wait and allow our patience muscles to be stretched and strengthened. Yet it might also be … Read more

And here comes the colour


I am blown away by the vibrancy of the greens in the valley this spring. More than I remember in previous years, there’s brightness and nuance as I wander the green paths. Yet, it also takes light to bring the colours alive. And maybe that’s why the greens are more green, and the yellows are … Read more

In the presence of luminous light


I love the early evening light in the valley. It has a certain quality that suggests depth and nuance. It also has the dual sense of lingering while also being fleeting and inviting me to relax in contentment without holding on too tightly. What a beautiful lesson in presence. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Showing up in the light


Only when the sun shines do I realise how dirty the windows have become. I hadn’t noticed before. And likewise, when someone gifts us the fullness of their presence, we notice things otherwise obscured. Not that we have been avoiding seeing, just that we hadn’t seen. That’s part of the gift. Pause. See differently. Re-story … Read more

Angles of light


When the clouds part the sun is warm with the scent of season’s turning,  and the promise that seeking a different angle offers a different sight. And the first bumblebee. + Sue Heatherington It was surprisingly warm in the sun as I fed the boys yesterday afternoon. It enlivened everything and complemented my morning walk … Read more

On the threshold of spring


THRESHOLDS Before and after, lines that shape the space between. Invitations to unknown possibilities, that whisper promises of hope and dispel inner boundaries with light. Come, cross with me let’s see what’s on the other side. + Sue Heatherington Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿 ~ Crocuses often mark the threshold of spring, and these are … Read more

Patiently the light


Unhurried, the rays settle across fields and farms, lives lived in the caring of tomorrow. Waiting for light to illuminate the words and the ways hidden from view until now. Patiently revealed in subtle clarity that speaks directly to hearts wide open for life. + Sue Heatherington