May 16, 2015 … as the storm fades

Expect more of the same, they said.

Clouds

Threat from the South

Forecasters predicted a repeat of the ugly weather from yesterday. Looking at the rain radar for Wellington, I thought they might be right, but the day started with some sunshine in which to inspect the wreckage from yesterday.

Hills

Along the Eastern Hills

I was down on Normandale Road watching the digger excavating the water main to effect a more permanent repair. Out to the South there were some imposing clouds which  seemed to threaten more rain. The radar was suggesting the ugly weather was coming in from the West, however, so they were probably irrelevant. Out to the East, there were wisps of low cloud drifting along the Eastern Hills.

Spoonbills

Spoonbills and other water fowl at Pauatahanui

A little later with the Friday domestic obligations met, I set out for Pauatahanui to see what, if anything had been affected by the weather. I suspect that the shingle bank near our favourite kingfisher spot has got bigger, but other than that, all seems well. A group of Royal Spoonbills was huddled against the bitter Southerly and various other water fowl were browsing.

Haywards

Heavy rain on the Haywards Hill

And then the rain arrived. It was not as fierce as the previous day’s downpour, but it slowed things down on the Haywards Hill road. Mt Cecil Rd offers a view back towards Judgeford so I ducked out of the traffic and tried to capture the weight of the rain. The headlights on SH58 below are vehicles coming from the Porirua side towards the Hutt Valley.

Still chilly, but improving.

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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