Photo of the Day — Chimney Spout

© 2012 Mark Meredith

Auckland, being situated on a narrow isthmus between the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, is well known for its variable weather. “Four seasons in one day’ goes the line of a song by Kiwi band Crowded House. Come autumn and winter, the craziness of our local climate goes into overdrive, but this was taken in midsummer, from the deck of our house. It’s actually not a tornado forming, as I first thought, frantically worrying where to hide the kids and me, but the remains of a waterspout that drifted overland. It seems to have emanated from next door’s chimney, the secret fount of all our crazy weather!

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