Last year we had a summer.
This year, we seem to have a jig-saw puzzle … fragments of weather that, if fitted together properly, might give some hints of what summer could be like. Yesterday had none of the missing pieces. It was simply damp all day. My photo-a-day commitment, however, makes no allowance for this so I went out as usual. First stop was near the oil terminal at Seaview.
At the other end of the Petone Esplanade, there is a very rough road beside the rowing club shed adjacent to the railway line. From there, there was a view back towards the Petone wharf, and the absence of the hills beyond is a testament to the kind of day that it was.
Coming back up Normandale Road, about 300 metres from home, I looked up to the mist swirling through the pine trees on my neighbour’s front yard, and thought it was worth a shot.
Finally, as the day closed its curtains, a tui had a late visit to the rain-soaked flax flowers.
Maybe other bits of the puzzle will emerge tomorrow.