The drought has broken.
The first significant rain for almost a month arrived as forecast. It was necessary to remember what to do when it is raining. However, the day started with a mere overcast and a cool wind. I had to be in town and began near Kircaldie and Stains, and looked across the road, enjoying the textures of the city buildings. When the day does come that the earth moves, as it did in Christchurch, all those hang glass curtain clad buildings will present some disastrous problems. Until that day, I enjoy the way they look.
Behind me was Midland Park, a favourite lunch spot for many office workers. It has a very strange fountain called “Nga korerorero” or “the ongoing talk”. It was designed by Colombian artist, Silvia Delgado. It is interesting, but I don’t get it.
A block back, on Featherston Street, there is a building with a rounded corner, and I liked the reflections caught in the curved glass.
As I drove to the valley, the rain began, not heavy but persistent. At Hikoikoi, I hoped for some interesting effects from the rain on the water, but the wind spoiled that idea. I settled for the gull and the shag sitting in companionable proximity enjoying the cleansing water from above.
That’s all for now.