A deep depression hangs over Wellington.
This has nothing to do with the weather. On Saturday night, our favourite sons, the Hurricanes, were trounced by Otago’s Highlanders in the final of the Super 15 Rugby competition. Our boys were odds on favourites, in front of a home crowd, Somehow the Southerners snatched it away. Congratulations to them. A house on Breaker bay captured the local mood.
Now that I think of it, the mood carried over into meteorology. Wellington was overcast, but across the Strait, the sun was shining.
I go my tripod out, got down low and pulled things a little closer. Yes, the sun was shining over there, while in Wellington our hearts were leaden. In the words of the Sufi poets, this too shall pass.
In fact, the blazing sky as seen from our back door last evening promised better things to come.
That’s all for now.