‘My Country’ Ok, Australia is a huge continent. Cut out the map and place it over Europe, it will cover the countries from Ireland to Turkey! AND we have just about weather condition. Arid hot deserts to rugged snow country. Lush tropical rainforests to balmy beaches (we have over 11,000 of them) Surrounded by a few oceans and contains rivers filled with an abundant of fish.
Yep we have it all in one glorious country! Dorothea Mackellar’s poem ‘My Country’ sums it up beautifully. The most famous second stanza reads…
‘I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!’
So to being the travels, I’m heading south for the summer to Tasmania, I’ll leave the top end’s heat for the winter. Driving from Queensland with little stops or detours along the way.
I can’t pass up a good scene to snap with my trust camera! One the road to Goulburn near Lake George.
Happy Australia Day to all…..
© Lexa Harpell
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