Posted on 18 May 2017
The moment I met Yvonn 2 years ago at the Newrybar Harvest herb garden, I instantly felt compelled to know more about her. Comforted by her glowing aura, her connection with nature and adventurous children, reminding me of a childhood I once knew. Yvonn created a life here 10 years ago. It was during her travels that she met her now husband, at the post shop in Byron Bay. They fell madly in love and the rest is history. A week ago we visited Yvonn in her spectacular architecturally designed cedar cladded home, on the hills of Byron overlooking the ocean, and Byrons iconic Lighthouse. It's there, on their two acres of pure serenity, where she's created the magic. Three beautiful, deeply earthed children, Matilda, Frida and Léon. They spend their days chasing the chickens, collecting eggs, harvesting vegetables and picking herbs from the calm and equable herb garden, positioned so thoughtfully in the warm afternoon sun. The children roam free through the paddocks, climbing trees and every so often an echo, calling 'come find me' presents itself. Occasionally we catch glimpses of the girls running toward their 'secret spot', perched at top of the stairs outside, on the roof terrace. Smells of fresh herbs and buckwheat coconut cake disperse through the air, which shortly after the girls are called to decorate with rich coloured nasturtiums, dandelions and raspberries. As we hugged goodbye, and slowly drove away, we notice Matilda prancing alongside us down the dirt road waving with all her might, finally stopping at the gate before whaling "see you again". XX
Moments captured by Madeline Johnson.
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