Author: Emily Davidow

Beautiful Pink Oyster Mushroom

Pink Oyster Mushrooms

What a thrill — our first harvest of gorgeous pink oyster mushrooms! Grown on organic pine sawdust from a kit through Ohau Gourmet Mushrooms. They’ve been easy and fun to grow indoors, requiring only misting with water. They’ve also been a fun way to learn about exponential growth, as they double in size every day until you harvest them or they spore.

Andy Goldworthy - Arches

Gibbs Farm

I’ve wanted to visit Gibbs Farm, north of Auckland, for years, since learning about its collection of massive site-specific sculptures from world-renowned artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Maya Lin and more in a vast and dramatic landscape. But there were never open visiting days when I was in Auckland, and I never had any special reason to go. I also never knew much about the man, Gibbs, behind the Farm.

image of Kushana Bush artwork Hungry Ghost

Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.


Now, a Picture and a Poem

Just love this latest 20×200 print by the amazing Marian Bantjes… the pulsating mandalas and arrows, the different views at different sizes. It immediately conjured up One or Two Things, a favorite poem by Mary Oliver that always sticks in the center of my mind.