If you’re planning a visit to Mudgee, don’t expect traffic lights.
On Church and Market Streets the silver buds on the Manchurian Pears slowly swell all through the winter months. In August they will explode with beautiful white blossoms.
The small garden at the War Memorial clock tower is planted every year with purple pansies. Their modest, self-effacing flowers stoically endure the rigours of winter. On cold mornings their heads bend low under the weight of frost, but by lunch time their faces are upturned to the gather the winter sunlight once again.
If you lose your bearings driving through Mudgee, you can always turn left at the calendulas.
And if you’re heading out of town on the Lue Road, look out for frosted willows.
Take a closer look if you can.
Enjoy Mudgee in winter!