On one winter trip down to Hawkes Bay the electric blue skies and brilliant sunshine were a joy. Frosty mornings and a bit of mist in valleys just highlighted the later clarity.
On the way home I was pleased to see that the wetlands near the Napier Airport were being conserved. If I had visited Miranda before this I would have taken a lot more notice of the species.
Looking at these Kaweka Range hills below has confirmed to myself I have a lot more landscape paintings in me yet. My mouth is almost watering at the thought of interpreting them on canvas.
You can see the four layers (well, five counting the fence/shrub layer), each showing less detail, lower contrast in the colours, paler, and more blue than the last. That's aerial perspective in operation.