06 May 2009

Autumn rainbow

Autumn rainbow, Pohangina ValleyWe've had some spectacular light lately, with squalls passing over, interspersed with sun. It never seems to feel as warm as it looks, though. The tree in the foreground is a magnolia, those behind are pines and macrocarpas.

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Emma said...

Lovely! Our first day in NZ, we were walked into the Auckland airport and saw a massive, massive rainbow--probably the biggest I've ever seen. Y'all make real nice rainbows over there. =)

pohanginapete said...

Maybe it has something to do with how clean the air is, Emma? (Well, not all of it, but most). I seem to recall the air from Baring Head (site of yesterday's bouldering photo) is (or was) captured and sent to labs around the world as a standard for air quality, because it's among the cleanest readily-accessible air in the world. Not much between it and Antarctica.

Or maybe it's just a reflection of how much rain we get... I mean refraction ;^P