16 June 2012

Winter birch

Lately we've had cold, damp days — sometimes a frost followed by a heavily overcast day. I live most of the time in several layers of thermals and fleece, topped with a down jacket, hands in edging mittens.

[28 May 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 100 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 at f8]

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robin andrea said...

A lovely, chilly photo. Here we are expecting our hottest day of the year, pushing 37 C. Not a cloud in the sky, and all the shades drawn to keep out the sun. I wish we could send you a little bit of this, and you could send us a little bit of that.

pohanginapete said...

I wish that too, Robin!

Actually, we've had a lovely day here today, starting with a hard frost (ice on the inside of my windows), then brilliant sunshine. I climbed to the top of the No. 1 Line track in the nearby Ruahine range, stepping, for the first time since returning from Patagonia, on the remnants of fine, granular snow. I brewed tea there and enjoyed the crisp cold (so much more pleasant than the damp bone-aching chill we've been having), then made my way back down. The sky's beginning to haze over now, and we're not likely to see sun again during the next week, but today was like a gift. Maybe you did manage to send a little bit of your weather over here ;^)