Takurua / Winter



That blurry sun-like blob is the moon this morning.  It was the first day of winter yesterday.

The month is Pipiri.

The earth and its people are cold as the weather cools down.

The first month of the Māori lunar calendar is marked by the star cluster Matariki. This is a time of new beginnings and celebrations.

Matariki though is at the end of Pipiri.

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I wrote a book called Kaitiaki o te Pō