Brisbane, QLD

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


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!
(A verse from "My Country" by Dorothea Mackellar


  1. Beautiful. I love it. I'd really like to see Australia. Sans pythons, that is. I can't even imagine seeing kangaroos in the wild. What a sight!

  2. Yea, Diane! You rock, lovely lady! Thank you for participating in LK's Day of Sharing Words and thank you for the wonderful verse from Ms. Mackellar's "My Country."

    I'm so happy you decided to play with all of us.

    Bear hugs,

  3. A land of diversity that's for sure.

    How are you holding up with all the rain down there? We saw all the flooding on the telly this morning - devastation everywhere.

  4. New to this blog, and blogging in general but I Loved this. Australia is a place I have always wanted to see. Animals are my passion and you guys have plenty! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Now that I've crossed off all 50 US states, I need to set my sights on some international vacations. Australia is right on the top of my list!

  6. This was lovely, it is nice to see someone who is passionate about and patriotic to their country.

  7. Hi Diane,

    I guess everyone of my era learnt that beautiful poem which is applicable to this day...and Lucy do not have to go to the wild to see kangaroos....Diane has the smaller cousins, wallabies, visiting her back garden....and has the photos to prove it....

    lizzie B.

  8. Lucy, Thank you . Its a great country with a few nasties but I bet your desert has some too.

    Michele, A poem I remember learning at school but it made me feel proud to be an Australian even though I was born in England.

    Cindy, We have been lucky with the storms. No damage except our mulch has been washed away in a few places. Other suburbs have been hit really badly and 2 lives lost in flood waters.

  9. Brian, You won't be disappointed. I would also like to visit your States too.(again, I was there 30 years ago)

    Sassy, welcome to blogging.

    Lizzy, Yes it is still relevant.

    Dianne, As I was only a small child when I came here I feel very Australian, but I'm also proud of my English heritage.

  10. That is a beautiful poem, Diane!

    I would love to visit Australia one day.....

    My husband and I would love to travel in our future like you and your husband have done...and I just might have to copy your idea for my blog header picture. (It's so romantic!)

    Have a lovely day, Diane!
    God Bless,

  11. I love your blog. Would you mind if I added it to my bolg links?

  12. Thank you for sharing what is on your heart. This poem is very beautiful, I will come back to see more in days to come.

  13. Hello Diane...
    I always think of the flying kangaroo add when I hear this....

    We have had a bit of rain ourselves today...I was just saying to my hubby that this year summer seems to have taken off at a more reasonable pace than the last few years have.....

    Have a wonderful weekend....