Daily Archives: May 15, 2011

Stormy Weather

Storm clouds

This was what greeted me this morning.  Overnight and still continuing this morning, Wellington is being hammered by heavy rain and high winds causing flooding in some areas.  We are told by the media that more than 21mm of rain has fallen in the hour to 7am in Wellington and the wild conditions are expected to continue for much of the day.  Police are warning that there is widespread surface flooding in may low-lying areas in the city.

Rarely do we have thunder and lightning in our city but today we had it albeit very briefly.  Lotte opened one eye at the noise of the thunder and quickly closed it again.  When she did get up she took one look outside the door and rushed back inside. She obviously has no intention of going out in that weather.

Lotte in retreat

Lotte in retreat

So today I have to go out to assist at a couple of Open Homes but I don’t really expect there to be a great interest in looking at apartments today.  We will stay for the time shown and then retreat to a favorite cafe for a well deserved latte.


And when I get back home, I will put on the fire, pour a cup of tea, pick up my book  and listen to Billie Holiday singing Stormy Weather.  I think this is the best rendition of the song.

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