Australia’s outback is huge and most of the time very brown and dusty. Think “Mad Max” films, and the recent film “Dry” an excellent movie set in the drought ravaged outback of Queensland. An excellent movie that I can recommend going to see.
But it is “My Country” a poem written by Dorothea MacKellar in 1908, capturing the spirit of this amazing country and it is what inspired me to think back to 2010/11, when we traveled 37000 kilometres around Australia. I hope you enjoy this version of the poem set to music by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, arranged by David Lawrence.
So I spent an enjoyable few hours looking back through the archives at the many photos we took back then to find some for this weeks “life in colour” challenge that Jude is hosting this year.
The outback is also the graveyard of many rusty, brown relics of another era. As we drive by I wonder what their stories are.
But then as the sun sets in the cloudless blue sky the land is turned to a glowing red brown as it stretches endlessly in front of us.
I’m enjoying this new challenge and it has drawn me back into the blogging community. Take a look at Jude’s rules for this challenge, very simple, and the colour choice will be changing each month.