Colouring up - sunset and streaky clouds (cirrus radiatus)

The high streaky clouds - cirrus radiatus - tonight caught the light of the sunset (the sun was setting to the right and behind the viewer) and made a lovely pink sunburst pattern over the Orongorongos. 

Looking across Island Bay - you can see the beach and the fishing boats and the closest arm of the island, Taputeranga - towards Baring Head.  Everything is in the pink! 

Looking right, closer to the brilliance of the setting sun, the colour in the clouds is more intense.

Cirrostratus clouds - a bright abstract of pinks, golds, oranges and soft blue.  A summer sunset and promise of another lovely day.