4th July 2008
In the Eastern Sky -
Matariki - the Pleiades, seven sisters
Puanga - or Rigel, the bright star
As the winter starts to fade around August,
it is time to start preparing the land for planting
and the cycle of food gathering starts again.
As the natural world regenerates and another seasonal round begins,
Matariki is a time to pause and reflect –
on the year that was, and the year that will be.