Last summer was one of the ones I remember from childhood – day after day of blue skies and sunshine.
That wasn’t good news for those for whom it mean drought, but it was great for the rest of us.
This year some areas are facing drought again even though most of the country hasn’t really had good summer weather.
In North Otago we’ve had the odd day or two of temperatures in the mid 20s but we’ve also had far too many when they barely reach the late teens.
And now it’s autumn and feeling like it – we woke to fresh snow on the Kakanui Range yesterday morning.
It’s not just autumnal temperatures, it’s also dark in the mornings as dawn creeps later.
It’s going to keep getting worse for the next month because we have to wait until the first weekend in April for the clocks to go back.
Yet another reminder that daylight savings starts too soon, finishes too late and lasts too long.