Living immediately amongst the awesome scenery of the West coast
makes it worth keeping my camera close at hand, the light changes so often there is always something interesting to look at and photograph. A couple of nights ago we were treated to a lovely golden evening and I took the photo below about 5.30 pm from my backyard. This late evening soft golden light is the sort of light that
makes me think that a storm is coming, probably because it used to herald the arrival of the north-west winds in Canterbury. Sure enough, the morning after this photo was taken the Met Service issued a severe weather warning for South Westland. So far the rain hasn’t amounted to much (my rain gauge says 100 mm in 24 hours) but the cooler air and dismal greyness quickly seem like a distant memory. I’m glad I got a picture of the last one for the season because now is definitely the time for polar fleece and log fires!