It's looking like today will be the day! I hope I'm not being overly optimistic.
We really need rain. Not just us, the whole of the North Island has been declared a drought area.
I think it doesn't look too bad around here, I know it's worse in some other places. The trees and bush at least offer us something green to look at.
Those who visit here often will be familiar with the paddock beside my house. You will never have seen it like this before.
I'm no expert on predicting the weather from looking at the sky, I find watching ants more reliable, but there is one cloud formation I'm positive I know the meaning of. That streaky look to the clouds tells of strong winds up high in the atmosphere. Those clouds came out of the east about half an hour ago. I put some laundry on the line to welcome them.
They have gone already, replaced by lots of cloud, darker in some some places but they are moving quickly across the sky. If I knew how I'd do a rain dance, beg them to stay, please stay.
Oh bugger it, there's no-one around, I'm going to do it anyway.