Soldiers' Memorial Square, Carterton, 1925
Between engagements last Friday I parked briefly in the Town Square in Carterton.
I watched children playing happily on their skateboards in the Square, and thought how well the Carterton District Council had done in restoring this park as an attractive centrepiece for the town.
I toyed with the idea of taking some photographs as the late afternoon sunshine filtered through the trees. But I was tired and my camera remained in its bag.
An hour or so later a vicious southerly storm ripped through Carterton and two of the lovely oak trees on the northern side of the park were toppled. They lay like fallen warriors across Park Road, trapping a motorist in her car.
I later heard on the grapevine that the car was completely crushed, but the occupant escaped with a broken finger.
And I greatly regret not taking those pictures.
Photo from Picture Wairarapa (Wairarapa Archives)