Drought has now officially been declared here. I was driving along the road home from Napier a few days ago when I noticed a scene off to my left which does not usually register with me because they are just green fields and hills and a study of them would necessitate me taking my eyes off the very windy road. It struck me, though, that the fields were no longer green. So I parked the car and walked back for some photos.
The same hills a few days later. The photo was taken an hour or so later in the evening which makes a difference to the light.
I've included this photo of the irrigaters in front of The Cottage simply because of the contrast and the fact that I like the light coming through the water.