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Green tangle of the brushes


On this day we passed through more dry country before passing through Batlow, famous for its apples as well as cherry and stone fruit orchards. The white sections are the nets over the orchard trees to protect them from birds and weather damage.

Today is Australia Day. What a wonderful diverse land we live in.

Musing:
Advance Australia Fair, composed by Peter Dodds McCormick in 1878 officially became Australia's National Anthem in 1984, replacing God Save the Queen. Most people of my era don't remember the words very well.
"Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair."

Comments

  1. Congratulations! What a spirited anthem.

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  2. It took me a while to understand this photo! Maybe the lack of sunshine is affecting my brain! :-))) Great composition!
    Congratulations and good celebrations!

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  3. Not certain that I like our anthem: neither words nor music. Somehow, is not very true. I think the refugees proved that we are not keen to share the plains.

    However, it is very moving when sung in a stadium of men and women.

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