Summer has hit here with a capital “S”! Temperatures have been high and being out in the blazing sun for too long is not advisable. Sun hats, sun block, covering up, seeking shade and plenty of fluid is the order of the day.
The sky has been a deep, clear blue for days on end without a cloud in sight.
Yesterday an errand took me near this vantage point and I thought I would share some photos of the Porirua Harbour and views over Porirua.
A local resident was using his vantage point to fly the Union Jack.
And finally this Black Backed Gull decided to use this vantage point near me!
Certainly my “place” was looking at its very best yesterday!
Sure looks like a glorious day! I think the strength of this summer can be measured by the number of international cricket games that have been called off – only one, in Auckland – quite extraordinary! 🙂 Certainly a summer to remember.
Yes, you are correct about the weather and the cricket games. Fingers crossed Wgtn does not let the cricketers down this weekend!
That’s what I love about Wellington – the views over the harbour
I’m glad I had my car to get up to my vantage point above Paremata/Papakowhai to get those stunning views on such a clear day. It is quite a hill!
Fabulous views and blues. Did you see me waving from the South Island? 😉
Aren’t all the blues fantastic! Your favourite colour. I thought I spotted a friendly wave away on the far horizon of the South Island! There are times when it looks so close!
Yep that was me. In the blue dress!
Wow, I can feel the heat from those photos! 🙂
Another very hot day promised here again. We are amazed at this good weather!
How lovely! It’s snowing here, looks like we’ll have several inches by tomorrow!
Nature seems to have things in balance then. Hot summer here and snowy winter where you are. We are not set up for such hot weather – we need screens over the windows so we can leave some open at night. The mosquitoes (sp?) eat us if we don’t close up as they sun goes down:-( And my summer “wardrobe” (cough, cough) isn’t geared for 30C day after day…..I may have to go shopping! I am loving the clear blue sky and the night sky has a special look in this warmth too. Keep warm!
Hoping things cool down a little for you! I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get out and photograph a few snowy castles that are fairly close to home! 🙂
Mid 20s and cooler nights would be welcome now. Take care in the snow if you venture out.