Last night I went to sleep listening to the rain fall on the roof. Not an unusual occurrence on the West Coast you would think – but lately you would be wrong. It’s been several weeks since we had a decent fall of rain in Hari Hari and I am resigned to the fact that sooner or later we will pay for the warm dry summer just gone. As one of the locals pointed out to me, we always get the same amount of rain – it is the number of rainy days that really counts.
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!
In early 2012 Penny & Nairn moved from central Wellington to South Westland. Welcome to the record of their adventures.