Winter Willow

On that freezing cold Saturday, 02 June, when we were on our way home through Central Otago, we passed these frozen willows. This was after we’d left Fruitlands and we were somewhere between Gorge Creek and Shingle Creek. Central Otago, New Zealand.

The trees were right by the highway. – Photo by Nigel


Some of the ice had fallen off and was scattered over the grass like a white winter version of autumn leaves. – Photo by Liz


Willow branches all decked out in white. – Photo by Liz


Further down the road after Roxburgh and Ettrick we crossed the bridge to Millers Flat and admired these trees that have held tight to their leaves. Nigel had a look at them and tells me they’re two species of oak. Sunny, blue sky and no ice in sight! – Photo by Nigel


Willow, ice detail. – Photo by Nigel


Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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    1. Thank you Ellen! I’m confident the trees will be fine as I’m sure they’ve been through it many times before 🙂 I was very taken with the oak trees as well. Its great how they’ve held on to their leaves!

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  1. These are beautiful photos of the ice covered willows, especially like the ones where the ice has fallen to the ground. Then finding trees that look like Autumn has just arrived after the view of winter’s iced trees and all in one day…amazing! Thank-you!

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    1. You’re welcome Ellen! Thanks so much, I really enjoyed the scene with the fallen ice! I’ll be publishing a post tonight that I think both you and Benjamin will enjoy very much but I’m keeping it a secret for now 🙂


    1. Yes, all the winter pictures I’ve put up have been taken on the one day. In the morning we suddenly drove into Narnia and on our return home we suddenly drove out of it again! And once we’d driven out, the weather was totally different! Very surreal!

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