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 wonderful homecoming!ReplyDelete
My compliments Joan Elizabeth. You've created a pictorial treasure trove of all sorts of gems that are uniquely Australian, thank you very much for sharing them with us.
What a wonderful way to be welcomed - by a rainbow :)ReplyDelete
I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the pictures from your travels.
And was there a pot of gold?? Certainly was for us, the viewers of your fabulous adventure!ReplyDelete
Beautiful composition! It seems everyone spots great rainbows but me... :-)ReplyDelete
Yay! Well done! Happy homecoming - loved seeing your travels, a visual delight.ReplyDelete