Kahu

The kahu (hawk) followed me all the way home today. Every corner I turned, the kahu was there…
koru hand painted rocks
I’m used to seeing kahu while driving but today was extra special – so many! I must have saw at least 20 of them flying and it all started in the morning when I woke up at Trudy’s house. There was a kahu circling down below…
At one point a kahu stopped just as I drove by and I looked to the side of the road, into this birds eyes and wow! And I’ve never seen it before but this bird had a bright green head, with a brownish blackish body – has anyone seen a hawk like this before?
And then to top it all off, when I get home to Gisborne, Todd says to me, guess what I found on the road? It was a kahu that had been hit by a car, he brought it home so we could honour it and bring its feathers back to life through our creative work. I have a piece I’ve been working on for a while that came to a halt and now I have the materials to finish it!
Its a special piece for many reasons, will post it when its finished.
This rock was taken while driving through Ohope as the sun was setting…
Arohanui,
Jo x

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