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! Look at the birdies too. Deciduous trees are so artistic. Drained of colour too. Just beautiful. (Any objections in turning off your word verification. It makes commenting so much easier.)ReplyDelete
Dianne, I did turn it off for a while recently and was inundated by spam comments only half of which were being picked up by bloggers spam detector so I had to put it back on.ReplyDelete
Wow, I love the drama of this shot. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Just wonderful. The mist, tree, birds, light... you can only get that in mid-winter (and in the country).ReplyDelete