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"
A green view like that is always welcome after being away isn't it. I thought Burra was a nice little place, hope you enjoyed it too.ReplyDelete
I have a friend who lives in Burra, when we go in 2 weeks I hope to look her up if our tour coach stops there. I'm pretty sure it will. Love the big sky and the little sheep. We always laugh when we see sheep it reminds us of a conversation we had about the English language. If we call a one foot a foot and two, feet, why don't we call one sheep a shoop.?ReplyDelete
Susan. yes I enjoyed Burra. Photos coming up tomorrow. The green is almost a shock after the desert.ReplyDelete
Diane, I was wondering when you were off on your trip. Looks like the weather is going to be kind to you which is great. Shoop ... like that.
Any black-faced ones?ReplyDelete
I know sheep are pretty daft animals, but I love to see them like this. Little white dots against a sea of green.ReplyDelete