Over the Shaky Bridge I Found Gold

After walking across the Shaky Bridge I followed a rough road that led around the cafe and had a wonderful time enjoying the autumn colour, found after walking a short distance. This post continues yesterday’s post Filling in Time, Shaky Bridge. Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Visited Thursday, 19 April 2018


Photo below: Alexandra Clock at top left. Cafe to the right after the Shaky Bridge. I followed the road around the cafe and walked on further to the right. The bridge crosses the Manuherikia River.

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Rock outcrop seen from the road soon after passing the cafe

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What I had spied from the road near the cafe were these lovely golden poplars and I was keen as mustard to get over there and take a closer look.

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Getting closer! Note there are wild California Poppies growing on the roadside bank. Eschscholzia californica

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Here at last …

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I found a wall of gold !!! And felt rich beyond measure 🙂  This photo gives me a feeling of deep satisfaction and happiness. Just love the colour and texture.

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Golden poplars with the Manuherikia River visible behind them.

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California poppies growing wild. Eschscholzia californica

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On my way back to the cafe I found these lovely roses tumbling over the boundary fence of a private property across the road. They were growing with great abandonment.

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Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)

 

 

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  1. Thank you for sharing these posts with me. My favourite was this…

    “I found a wall of gold !!! And felt rich beyond measure”

    Looking at the Poplars my first thought was it’s like a golden wall haha. Mind reading or great minds thinking alike?

    Seriously though I think that sums up how I feel reading your posts. That you find riches and things to be grateful for and encourage us to stop and take notice.

    Thank you 🌸

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  2. Mother Nature is flaunting her beauty with these golden trees! The California poppies are a lovely carpet of gold too. So much to see on your little jaunt. Hope you took a break at the cafe! Thank-you!

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    1. Yes I did visit the cafe (and enjoyed a raspberry slice with marshmallow topping and a hot chocolate, out on the verandah). I think autumn must be the best time to visit Alexandra although they have a blossom festival in the spring and I’m sure its lovely then too but I love the bright gold colours best – contrasts so well with their arid, barren environment and makes me think of the days of the 1860s gold-rush too.

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