I went for a later run this morning ( more of an uphill shuffle possibly), so the sun was up ( it wasn't raining) and the sky was perfect blue and I got to look at this view while I puffed my way up the hill.
And then there were the cool and twisted branches of the Kanukas ( I think, maybe manukas? Correct me if I'm wrong)
And all the way down the hill there were these fantastic Black Mamaku tree ferns. They are so fabulous, with their huge fronds and black trunks and I would like to have lots of them in my garden.
These were all taken with my cell phone again hence the quality, but I think they still show what a glorious morning it was.