I took a little walk with the camera before I opened the Stuart Street Potter's Co-operative gallery on Tuesday.
You wouldn't think there could be snow from this sunny glimpse of the House of Travel reflected in the mirrored glass of Otago House in Dunedin first thing on Tuesday morning.
This is the Dunedin Public Library. One of those "I'm made of concrete, I'm out and I'm Proud styles of architecture!
Here are the inspiring portals of power, the Town Hall for the tax gatherers and local law makers, and the Cathedral for God, the angels, and for the poor souls that receive council rates demands and user charges.
If you stand in the right place, you can mix the town hall, the library, and some public sculpture together. I like the blend and clash of the old and new. It's architectural fusion cooking!
With flags waving bravely in a stiffening cold breeze, the Star Newspaper building makes a fine sight.
By lunchtime, the weather rapidly took a turn for the worst, the stiff breeze lost its temper entirely and turned nasty. Icy gusts of air were salted with needles of water that was rain, but only just. At 4pm, I looked out of the Co-op door at rain that was arriving at an angle of about 60 degrees and hitting cars so hard that it was a wonder that the paint wasn't stripped off!
At 5.15pm a slight reduction in the fury allowed me to race down the street for my bus, and catch it without getting too wet.
I will sing the praises of our local bus, and Graeme who drives it, in a special post very soon. Graeme said that the trip from Palmerston to Dunedin to pick us up that evening was one of the worst that he had made in the eight years that he had been running the service. The wind and rain made driving very unpleasant, but he picked us up and got everyone home safely. I took this rainy picture in the morning of the trip I made to town two weeks earlier. Our return trip on Tuesday was in inky darkness, and I doubt I would have been able to have captured much with the camera.
Wednesday morning. The hill that we see out our front window had a dusting of snow on top.
Snow continued to fall a few hundred feet above us for much of the day, we just got rain at our altitude, and a touch of sleet. Three Dunedin schools were closed due to snow and ice yesterday.
Today, Thursday, I will be bisque firing 12 teapots and some other bits and pieces. I also will be glazing for the next few days.