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"
Beautiful! This reminds me of the blooming mustard fields in Rajasthan, India. I had to look for canola, but even in portuguese I haven't heard of it before. Shame on me! :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely picture. Is it in full bloom? I seem to remember them in Victoria being more yellow with no green showing. They are a magnificent scene.ReplyDelete
Lovely - I especially like those tracks you can see going off into the distance.ReplyDelete
JM, it is probably called Rape Seed in your part of the world.ReplyDelete
Diane, no it was not fully out hence not quite as yellow as I hoped.
Megan, I noticed those tracks too and was careful to get them into the image.