Toyed with the idea of getting up (really) early to catch the 7am start dog-sled races at the snow farm - but - decided the commitment wasn't quite there...
Still - it was worth a drive even at 9am - another day out of the box as it were!
Today I went for a walk in Longacre reserve on my own with camera - hoping to get some good bird shots - no luck!
But it was a beautiful afternoon....
What a day 'out of the box': Totally stunning today!
Thought I'd go and watch the Merino Muster (no - nothing to do with sheep nowadays! - is a cross-country ski race at the Snow farm, Cardrona)
Just back from a business trip to Invercargill; twas really stormy & really scenic! Unfortunately due to time constraints, photography was restricted - but this was fairly typical.....!
yes... I am feeling a little battered by circumstances - 5 unrelated problems coming to the fore on one day.
.............feeling small & inadequate to the tasks demanded...
That is indeed life - whether the storms are large and spectacular - attracting world-wide attention, or small and locally focused -
they can be equally stressful.
...... a salutary reminder never to belittle others' problems
(even if they seem minor to me)
And getting some perspective - these storms help root us firmer - enabling us to withstand the next storm also.
Thank you God for holding me fast with your promises!
Coming from Scotland - we always used to joke that the weather was always the main topic of conversation. Well......!! Its getting to be that way here in NZ also!!
Lived here (Wanaka) for 14 years and I've never known it so wet.
But feeling so grateful to have a dry and safe house to hide out in and thinking of those who are no so fortunate.
Attempts to capture the lightening failed - so here is a picture taken before the rain really set in!
Author Barbara Lee
Lives in Riverton NZ with husband Bill Lee, Truffle the blind dog and two cats.