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"
Sydney - City and Suburbs
It wasn't quite so green when I passed through this way last December. Looking forward to heading down this way again in a month or two.ReplyDelete
Bega ... you.are.joshing.me.ReplyDelete
You went from Kiama to Lawson via Bega. Not a route that would have sprung immediately to mind.
A lonely tree on a flat ground is always a great sight!ReplyDelete