Yesterday the rain bucketed down. Not all day, just in intermittent downpours. The day started with a rainbow. Change that to my day because it was well under way when, as I was making my bed, a rainbow caught my eye. I guessed from the dark cloud behind it that a bit of rain might be on its way.
Rather than sit inside all day and probably feel cold and miserable I decided to take a drive to see how much water was pouring down the side of the mountain and check out the roadside waterfall just up the road a bit.
Every crease in the hills was streaming.
Between downpours it was drizzling, so all these photos were taken through the car window.
Further from home, closer to Tangiteroria, the upper reaches of the Northern Wairoa River was just keeping within its banks and not by much.
And here's my shot of the day. Nothing at all to do with what I set out to see. Isn't he beautiful? Both of them are but I found the big fella closest to the road to be the most impressive. He didn't move an inch when I stopped opposite him, just placidly gazed at me with what I fancifully thought to be a soulful expression.