Waiatarua is a reserve close to where we live. It’s a wetland reserve full of pukeko’s, ducks, swans, diving tuis and off-leash dogs. Some mornings I arrive with the sun struggling through a low misty cloud and it has a quiet mysterious air about it. Or the days where the sun is bearing down on us as we throw the stick into the dog pond for the 50th time. I think a lot when I’m walking the dog and get inspiration when I’m able to just walk without distraction. I’ve never understood how people can walk with headphones. Why would you want to not hear the sound of a tui calling a mate.