This month will be remembered for two significant events. Firstly and quietly I left the comfort of forties and reluctantly moved into my fifties. Thankfully nobody decided to throw a surprise party and the weather did it's bit to make sure I didn't go anywhere! That brings me to significant event number two......the weather. Seriously, who would have thought there could be that much water up there that wanted to find ground again right over most of New Zealand. It seemed to rain endlessly which meant lots of people throughout Otago region being evacuated from homes, roads cut off and schools closed. I'm guessing the children weren't quite so concerned about the last one ;-)
As we chose to live on the side of a hill in the Teviot Valley weather events like this can be a little unnerving when the creeks are running at full pelt bringing down tonnes of dirt and rocks from the surrounding hills. Thankfully this is not the first time the town and surrounding areas have been hit like this so the local contractors were straight into action and for 48 hours straight emptied the rapidly accumulating deluge.
So with pretty much constant rain throughout the month it was a case of wait for it to clear and then dive out with the camera to capture some pretty stunning and foreboding skies.
Now then weather, summer starts over here on the 1st December so lets hope the sun comes out and we can explore more as the roads are opened again.