The first autumn leaves are beginning to trickle off a few trees, and last night I needed to find a blanket for the bed. The seasons are beginning to change.
Yesterday we had a couple of big thunderstorms come through with torrential rain but no hail (at least, not here). I met up with friends at a nearby village for lunch and it rained most of the way home. At one stage it was like driving into a white wall of fog, except it was rain.
It wasn’t quite heavy enough to force me to stop, but the surface flooding on the road certainly gave the underneath of my car a good wash!
A couple of hours later and the thunder, rain and wind had all gone, and we had blue skies, sunshine, and a few wispy clouds showing that the wind was still ‘up there.’
It is a bit different today, with a few clouds and a bit of sunshine and a cool breeze.
My friends gave me some fresh figs yesterday and, as I am about to have lunch, I think I will sample a couple. We seldom see fresh figs in the shops (they grew these themselves) so they are a bit of a luxury to savour and enjoy.
Early this morning the East Cape experienced a large earthquake, followed by three big quakes at the Kermadec Islands that have now resulted in several coastal places being evacuated because of a tsunami threat. I hope everyone manages to stay safe.
Take care everyone,