It's the first day of autumn today, not that the seasons seem to have defined boundaries any more.
It's been a bizarre summer here in the micro-climate that is Wanganui. Summer here had a dry start, with the prospect of drought. Some welcome rain in mid-December stemmed that prospect, then it dried out again. At Anniversary Weekend (late January) we were blessed with almost 6 inches of rain in three days, and for a few weeks after that, grass growth was spring-like, especially with the humid spell in early February. Since then it has been dry and warm again, and another drop of rain would go down a treat.
It's certainly been a warm summer, but we're not convinced that the planet is warming due to man's intervention. Climates are cyclical, and we doubt that the good folk of Los Angeles, where snow fell yesterday on the last day of winter, would agree that things are getting warmer!
Whatever; it's darker and appreciably cooler in the mornings at the moment; a sure sign that the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are coming to an end. We just hope that the next few days and weeks do not treat the good folk of Christchurch too harshly.