Golden summer, golden autumn?

No rain yet, and hardly a puff of wind til today.  Last night the evening stillness probably contributed to the soft misty look of the sea and the coast.  The colours were pastel - the sea a baby blue and the sky a delicate pink.  Then just before sunset the sunlight seemed to become focused, and golden sunbeams bathed the rocky outcrops and grasses of Princess Bay on Wellington's south coast.

The misty conditions will have added to the spectacle - a haze of gold.  It lasted barely a minute, and then the sun went behind the hills, and the colours faded.  I have visited and photographed Princess Bay more times than I can count and there is always something new to be seen and appreciated.