One Word Photo: A Humid Auckland

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This week Jennifer from Jennifer Nichole Wells has asked us for our humid photos.  I did a bit of digging in my archives and found this photo of Auckland.

I grew up in Auckland.  The summers are very hot and humid.  When I trained and worked as a nurse we found it really hard.  We wore starched white uniforms.  We had to wear petticoats and tights/stockings.  If we didn’t we had to go home and put them on.  It was a nightmare working in the old hospitals with no air conditioning.  It was always a relief to get home and strip off.

This photo was taken in January 2007.  Hastings can get humid, but it still was a shock to feel the humidity again in Auckland. Coming out from the air conditioned shops into the fresh air the humidity would just hit you.  It was a relief to get back to Hastings.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Humid

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/one-word-challenge-humid/

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A Serendipitous Winter

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Good morning from a freezing Hastings day.

Marilyn over at SERENDIPITY showed some of her summer photos today.  But here in the southern hemisphere we are still in the depths of winter.  It has been a strange winter.  Our autumn was very colourful and long.

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But the winter frosts did arrive earlier this year than normal – in April. But the days were reasonably warm.

Then we had some warm balmy days but then we had some freezing days with snow low on the hills around us.

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Normally the snow doesn’t fall this low around us.

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Then we have been having some warm balmy days, so that the spring blossoms are starting to make an appearance.

It is hard to believe that in a couple of days we will be in August.  Only a month to go until we are officially into spring.  Then in September we will have our blossom parade.  Then we know that we are really into spring.

I live in a warmish temperate climate.  Yes, it can get cold, but then it normally doesn’t last too long.  This week I haven’t needed to light the fire.  But then this morning I got up and it was freezing again so the fire is going strong.

The weather is such a fickle thing.

Go and check out Marilyn’s Photo Prompt for her amazing summer photos.

SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #16 – SMALL TOWN SUMMER

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