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"
That's an impressive looking orange tree. Hope the fruit doesn't go to waste.ReplyDelete
It's so cheery to see the lemon and mandarin and orange trees in fruit at this normally grey time of year. I just wish my mandarins would hurry up and ripen.ReplyDelete
Did you take one for breakfast. Did you see the movie "Oranges and Sunshine?"ReplyDelete
Hi Dianne, no I have not seen the movie and no picking. Crikey, the neighbour's lemons are within reach here at home and I go buy my own at the shop.ReplyDelete