Is that a Coolibah tree beside the abandoned house? Every Australian knows about Coolibah trees because the bush ballad Waltzing Matilda is nigh on our unoffical national anthem but most of us live nowhere near the inland where they grow. Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, Under the shade of a Coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me. Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.
"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring"
Yeah, she looks just great. Practical as you say. Country people are just ... different. Of the soil shows.ReplyDelete
She looks so happy :) I'm really liking the portraits you've posted recently. Keep up the gloriously good work :)ReplyDelete
... and now I am thinking of "Babe" --- last scene ...ReplyDelete
my favorite movie! . . . after "man from snowy"ReplyDelete
and "breaker morant"
Julie, yes there is some indefinable quality about country people. Something I find very appealing.ReplyDelete
Megan, since you are a master or portraits (though in a different medium) your praise makes me very happy.
Martina, yes very "Babe". In fact the whole show reflects that ethos.
Lea, I would add "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "My Brilliant Career" to my list of Aussie film favourites.
a wonderful capture both~ReplyDelete