En route to Alexandra Iconic Hawkdun Range in the far distance as we approach Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Winter in NZ. Spectacular! Taken by Nigel Sat 11 July 2020. Click on photo to enlarge Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 16 thoughts on “En route to Alexandra” Add yours I’ve seen frost once so far up here in Auckland, but we’ve been pretty lucky, with a few uncharacteristically-warm days recently. I’m sure it will change, though. Nigel’s image of the powdered-sugar dusting on the Hawkdun Range is delightful. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We’d planned on doing the trip the next day but I found bad weather was expected so we made a spur-of-the-moment decision to head out a day early on an afternoon that we could see was perfect. We were so glad we did! LikeLike Reply Happy winter to you. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Steve, it’s not bad on the whole (so far). LikeLike Reply Spectacular, indeed, Liz! A pleasing composition, Nigel, with those layers and lines leading to the right. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks so much Ellen! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great shot. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Louella! LikeLike Reply The snow on the mountains looks spectacular and refreshing, especially since we just had our 17th day in a row with temperatures over 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love seeing snowy mountain scenery! Isn’t it strange.. you in sweltering heat for 17 days running yet here’s me with the heat pump going most the time! LikeLike Reply Thanks especially to you, Liz, and Chris from Australia, who lives aboard a catamaran with her husband Wade and their cat Bengie, I am much more conscious than previously about the fact that your seasons are the opposite of ours. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, I miss New Zealand. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Poor you! Wish you could be here. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very beautiful – but feels strange to see snow to me right now! (And I hope not to see any here for a long time yet!) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I like it when it stays where it belongs, above 500m is fine. Not around the house or on the main highways please 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I can agree with that one – though there is no high ground in Suffolk. But snow on the mountains in Scotland is lovely – and scary if driving through it! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.