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"
Wow, that second photograph is incredible. I love the dust getting kicked up in the distance.ReplyDelete
Yes, I am with Megan - very atmosphericReplyDelete
That's what the European think is Australia - long dirt roads and a van somewhere in the distance, kicking up the dust.
And yet most people live in parts of Australia that look nothing like this and most of the cars never leave sealed road. That is not to say there are not thousands of miles of road like this, just the most of us don't live anywhere near them.ReplyDelete
We live in a glorious landscape. It is such a joy to go where few of us travel ...ReplyDelete