Yesterday was Anzac Day, when New Zealanders remember the soldiers who died in the wars. It rained. And it's raining again today. Which is great. I now live in the part of the country that contains our hydro lakes, responsible for most of the country's electricity production, and these have been dangerously low through lack of rainfall. Which means power cuts over winter if they don't fill up.
Here are some completely unrelated and gratuitous photos.
A vapour trail - doesn't it look great?
The Lindis Pass in Central Otago - so bleak, so austere, so beautiful....
The lighthouse at Akaroa, Banks Peninsula (close to where I used to live). Now just for decoration. I have a thing for lighthouses, cos my grandmother grew up on one (sadly, it's no longer there, and neither is she).