Clear summer days herald the beginning of a new season with a patchwork of fruit orchards laden with fruit amongst the woven valley floor. The subtle hues alongside the bright shoots of the young willows and poplars along the banks of the river bring a sheer contrast to the beautiful scenery – an artist’s haven.
During the summer months the roadside stalls are busy selling an array of fruits, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, an abundance of different berries. Many farms allow you to PYO (pick your own fruit) a wonderful experience with our beautiful daughter Haydene. We picked a few kilograms of Cherries to take home, and enjoyed eating some straight off the tree. I guess they should have weighed us on arrival and again when we departed, I am sure we were a few stone heavier.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland Roxburgh New Zealand 2012
Roxburgh is a small New Zealand town of about 600 people in Central Otago. It is in Teviot Valley on the banks of the Clutha River, 40 km south of Alexandra in the South Island. State Highway 8, which links Central Otago with Dunedin city, passes through the town. Roxburgh is well known for its Roxdale fruit and “Jimmy’s Pies”. An important centre during the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s, in more recent times Roxburgh has relied on a mixture of livestock and stone fruit production for its economic survival. It is one of the country’s most important apple growing regions, and other stone fruit such as cherries and apricots which are also harvested locally.
*Life….A Bowl Of Fresh Cherries *
Cherry Picking Collage
Featured Jan. 2012