19 December 2006
The south island comes in and out of view, depending on the weather and the time of day. Tonight, walking over to Trish and Keith's along the beach, it seemed particularly close. Here's a picture of the South Island over the bench that's at the foot of our street.
The other picture is from last night, when we dragged the borrowed (lovely) dining room table out on the porch and ate our meal there. The weather these days has been magnificent, although tonight it began to rain again. Before the rain, the clouds rolled in and covered all but the horizon as the sun was setting. The sun slanted through the open sky, painting the tops of all the trees with luminous gold light, and creating a rainbow which shot straight up, vertically, from the sea into the clouds above. Who has ever even heard of that? This is a wild and beautiful land.