Whee, Small Snapshots time again!! :D
Apparently I completely vagued on the theme for this week, so didn't take any new photos for this week. Whoops. Although considering it's been raining since Sunday, I doubt I would have gotten any decent photos anyway!!
The theme this week was patriotism - appropriate, given it was Canada Day on July 1st, and Independence Day on July 4th. Considering Australia Day is in January, there's not much of a connection there. BUT July 1st was Dorothea McKellar's birthday, and you can't get much more patriotic than My Country!
In case you haven't been exposed to it a million times since childhood, Dorothea McKellar wrote a poem called My Country in 1904 when she was in London and homesick. The second stanza has become ridiculously famous in Australia:
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains
Of ragged mountain-ranges
Of drought, and flooding rains
I love her far horizons
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me.
Anyway, I figured I'd dig through the archives for some stuff that could fit with McKellar's work.
|A land of sweeping plains - Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory|
|Of ragged mountain ranges - Cradle Mountain, Tasmania|
|Of drought, and flooding rains - Kings Canyon, Northern Territory|
|I love her far horizons - Uluru, Northern Territory|
|I love her jewel-sea - Sullivan Bay, Victoria|
|Her beauty... - Opera House, Sydney|
|...and her terror - Freshwater crocodile, Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria|