These golden apples grabbed my attention when I was walking from the town centre to the Shaky Bridge. Actually, they stopped me in my tracks and I had to detour across the road to take a closer look. A wonderful crop of golden crab apples or crabapples; the tree was on the street edge of an open public grass area.
Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 19 April 2018
While exploring around the vicinity of the Shaky Bridge I walked a little uphill from the bridge and into a subdivision. I liked the view of this property with the iconic Alexandra Clock high on the hill behind. The flax in the lower-centre is probably ‘Cream Delight’, a very attractive cultivar of our native flax. I like the curved end on the stone wall, helps to soften all the angles on the house.
When I wandered down to the bank of the Manuherikia River I found these beautiful red hawthorn berries.
Views of Alexandra from the subdivision
Immediately below the houses is the Shaky Bridge over the Manuherikia River.
Many properties in Alexandra are in a very rocky landscape setting …
Golden yellow trees lighting up the rugged landscape
We stayed the night at Rockview B&B on Airport Road, in countryside just out a little way from the township. This was the view from our balcony looking out over the owner’s sheep paddock. The popular Central Otago Rail Trail (cycling trail) is immediately behind the fence on the far side of the paddock – we could see cyclists riding along it.
A beautiful aerial photo looking down on Alexandra and showing the current autumn colours and the confluence of the Manuherikia and Clutha Rivers was featured in the Otago Daily Times on Thursday 26 April. The photo was taken by Joy Bennett of Alexandra when her husband took her for a flight. See Rich colours of autumn
Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)