Almost ski season in the southern alps
It’s been raining near non-stop for the past week while also getting colder and colder with each passing day (my former spring/summer is my new autumn/winter — sometimes it gets really confusing, for example, Christmas in the middle of blazing hot summer) until I woke up this morning to the surrounding mountains full of snow.
The ski fields open on June 11th. There are going to be a lot of very happy snowbunnies if this kind of white-overnight-dump keeps up.
UPDATE (July 17th, 2016): The early snow didn’t last and ski fields here in the south island were parched for snowfall until just this past weekend when, thankfully for all the snowheads in town, we finally got a proper dump of the stuff. Looks like it might actually hold, too.
It makes for slower going on our house-build, however. All that rain and mud in the lowlands puts construction work in veritable slo-mo.