The calm before the storm

Late on Sunday afternoon we headed to the other side of the Pauatahanui Inlet for some much needed rest from garden work and studying.

The day had been glorious and the light perfect for taking photographs
but as we neared our parking spot the predicted change in the weather began to really show itself.

We have noted a dramatic increase in birdlife both on and above the Inlet in the past few weeks. However they are shy and like to scurry or fly away at our advances and without posh camera equipment it is difficult to capture much more than blobs.

The clouds told of the approaching front as it came in from the north

and edged a little in from the eastern flanks as well.

We got back to the car just as the first large raindrops plopped to the ground but not before we had spotted two Kingfishers and had heard the Canadian geese calling off in the distance.

8 thoughts on “The calm before the storm

  1. Jo Woolf

    The reflections on the water are beautiful – what a lovely glowing light! Interesting to hear of your birdlife arriving. The season is changing here too, but still very slowly.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      The light was gorgeous. I need to check out more about the birdlife on the Inlet. Perhaps autumn is the time when they return to winter over before nesting and breeding season. It was as if the drought ended and they all flocked back there and in the garden. I hope spring is now leaping on its way to you.


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