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