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Weather photo of the week: Those hazy, lazy days of summer

A view so stunning it almost looks like a painting.
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A view so stunning it almost looks like a painting.

With the weather we endured over the past few months, it makes you wonder if summer even exists in New Zealand.

Behold, a picturesque scene from last summer - the kind of day we can hopefully enjoy very soon.

After a prolonged drive from Picton to Hanmer Springs, I stopped the car just after crossing the Waiau Ferry Bridge to have a break and take in the views.

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It was the most balmy summer's evening, the atmosphere so still, so gentle and warm it wanted to lift you up in its embrace to suspend you mid air floating as a feather.

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Everywhere my eyes were met with a hushed beauty - the cool rushing of the ice blue river, the velveteen hills looking deceptively soft to the touch and the tall dusky shadows falling gracefully across the landscape.

Drunk on beauty, I was happily caught up in the haze of this lazy summer's evening.

Have you taken some great weather shots recently? We'd love to see them.

Send us your best pictures and they could be featured as our next weather photo(s) of the week. 

Hit the big button to send us your pics. App users: You can email your submission to stuffnation@stuff.co.nz. Give us lots of information about the shot, including where it was taken and what you were doing.

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