Returning from Roxburgh on 17 April, I asked Nigel to stop and park by an apple orchard at Ettrick so I could take photos. Actually I took a lot.. it was hard to know how to get decent photos from this nice but fairly ordinary scene. The workers had finished for the day so I was able to take my time. I’ve already posted a few, and chose these three from the remainder. Central Otago, New Zealand.
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Looking at the apples reminded me of the story of Johnny Appleseed that my dad read to me occasionally when I was little. It appears the story’s based on a real character called John Chapman who established a lot of apple orchards in the American Mid-West (1800s) but the facts differ quite markedly from the myth! He died in 1845.
New Zealand exports a lot of apples so perhaps you’ve bought some. Many years ago I worked one season in an apple packhouse in Nelson and enjoyed it, afterwards staying on to pack kiwifruit. Nigel had earlier worked at the same orchard – assisting with the boysenberry harvest.
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)