Orange lives up to its name around Easter

Posted by barbara on March 14, 2012


With a four day weekend fast approaching, namely the Easter break, where does one go to avoid La Nina and an overly wet time out?

My best friend, Weatherzone, can sadly only forecast seven days out, so whether the weather will behave is hard to say. But this time last year (with 2011 also impacted by the current cooler wetter La Nina pattern), heading west of the so-called Great Dividing Range for paid off big time.

Not just with fine weather, compared the the east coast, but stunning autumn colours, not only on the drive out, but in Orange itself and scenic drives in the local area.


The autumnal colours were especially noticeable at the cold climate vineyards that Orange is renowned for.


A flare of colour in an orchard of fruit trees.


 Replicated here in a row of background fruit trees that flame burnt orange.


A short drive from Orange, the historic township of Milthorpe was on the turn when it came to adopting autumn colours.


On the drive home, approaching the Blue Mountains, we drove into what Sydneysiders, and most East Coast dwellers endured throughout Easter, as in a gloomy www (wet wet wet).




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