Falcon high in the sky
Halo on the moon
Wispy clouds up high,
Bad weather’s coming soon!
Somewhere just before Lewis Pass, there’s a little parking lot where the St. James walkway starts. But we were not there for the work, just doing the adjacent Alpine walk (30 min return). It leads through an enchanted forest, tussok grass plains, by a lake and back.
Te toimairaki, me te hukapapa, me te hukarere, me te ua, he aitaka,
na Rangi i a Papa, koia te taru ka tupu ai te raumati.
Morning mists, ice, snow and the rain, descendants of Rangi and Papa,
the shoot from which summer grows.