Friday, June 01, 2007
It's the time of the season
Today is officially the first day of winter here, if you're not a stickler for equinoxes which most kiwis aren't.
You knew it was time for another sunrise post, didn't you? The South Island has wonderful sunrises, and these were a surprise to me as I grew up with the "Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning" saying. It doesn't seem to apply here.
The 2 shots taken from inside my living room and featuring the Cabbage Tree (Cordyline Australis) show the progression of the colour yesterday. In contrast, today is cloudy, and the sunrise was a bright strip on the horizon.
These photos are not touched up in any way - the colours are really amazing.
The sun is not actually getting rising until 8am these days, so I'm finding myself walking to work some days when the street lights are still on. At least it hasn't been very cold yet - we've had the warmest May since 1880-something.