It’s a mellow Friday morning here in Queenstown, New Zealand. The forecasted rain has just rolled in; pitter pattering on the roof. As I busy myself with the tasks of the day, I wonder what to listen to in order to block out the hum drum sounds of the office. On a Friday, I would usually listen to up beat, peppy tunes to further enhance my excitement for the oh so close weekend. But today, I think some rock music will do quite nicely to go with this grey, drab, eerily warm day.
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Right now there is a storm rolling in and one side of the office the sun is streaming into the office and on the other side there is a blanket of rain covering the usual view of mountains and fields of sheep. The air is dead still.
I wish I had my camera as the evidence would make this post 1000 time better… the contrast between the sun lighting up the trees in front of the storm is stunning and a little bit comical actually because it appears that Queenstown no longer exists; the storm has eaten up the west coast of the South Island and won’t stop until it hits the east coast.
It actually looks like the country stops about half a km from where I work; that if you got to that point you’d just drop off. There’d be no obvious cliff, no hint that you were going to drop off any time soon, you’d just get there and disappear. Into oblivion. Being a Monday and working at a job I don’t love, that might be quite nice… I’ll settle for a massive storm – they’re always exciting. I’ll run to the window like the kids do at school when it hails, it’ll be mayhem! Kind of…not really. But similar.
We live on an industrial road with a bunch of apartments plotted here and there, in between the industrial businesses. So, it’s not super picturesque BUT we do have a view of the surrounding mountains from our second storey apartment.
The sky in the mornings lately has been gorgeous! Hues of oranges and firey reds and some amazing pinks and blues. Although they say “red sky in the morning, shepherds warning” it isn’t always true in Queenstown. I’m up at 6.30am (for work) so I get to see some amaaaazing sunsets, which I take for granted.
Today has been raining more than it’s rained the entire time I’ve lived in Queenstown but the clouds broke about 15mins ago and I took this photo:
The clouds are coming back in now, probably to rain some more. I shouldn’t complain – the weather has looked like the below photo most of the time I’ve been here:
I’ll leave you now with a few more photos of the sky at dusk from the balcony of our apartment, a toi toi bush on a walk in the middle of winter looking towards Queenstown from Kelvin Heights and finally, three shots of a sunrise two weekends ago that was very pastelly and pretty and I had trouble choosing just one…