Sunday, 7 February 2016

Matching The Landscape


On a recent trip to Hobart we stopped to take some photos, it wasn't until I viewed them later that
I realised I had dressed to match the landscape. This Summer has been very hot and dry and our
State is now considered to be in drought . We also have experienced many bush fires , that were
started after lightening strikes in mid January. Luckily no lives or property have been lost but
a great tract of land in our wilderness areas has been badly affected.


The scenes remind me of a poem that most Australians of my era learnt at school. The poem is called
My Country and was written in 1904 by Dorothea Mackellar, who at the time was living in England
and no doubt was homesick for the countryside of Australia.
This is a small extract.

I love a sunburnt country
A land of sweeping plains
Of rugged 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.



Some days later we did experience soaking rains that helped the fire fighters in some areas.
My husband is a volunteer with Search and Rescue and spent one day helping relocating fire
engines and then the next filling sand bags to help with flooding. The trials of Mother Nature.


Wearing a cropped cream and black striped jacket from Anna Thomas , I love its little bows on the sleeves,
an olive green croppped top from Antipodium , purchased from Red Fox, a local recycle store, my black
pants from Moyuru, shoes from Paco Herero and my new bag from Estelio that my son gave me for Christmas.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday
and Jess for Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

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23 comments

  1. It's a beautiful landscape to match! Love the textures and shapes of your outfit, Jill. The blazer and top really caught my attention. I enjoy seeing the different ways you wear your beloved stylish Moyuru pants. The poem is beautiful. I do miss the nature of Siberia where I am from - but the Pacific Northwest reminds me of Siberia a lot!
    Hugs!

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    1. The dry Summer landscape does have a beauty of its own. I am sure you do miss the nature of Siberia but I am so glad the Pacific Northwest is a good substitute. Thank you Natalia, glad you enjoyed the poem, an Australian classic

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  2. Beautiful poetic lines about Australia! Stylish look and I really like your posing today Jill :) The new bag is an interesting piece!

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    1. Thank you Olga for your kind words. The new bag will be perfect for travelling.

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  3. I really enjoyed the poem, hadn't heard it before and it's so evocative of your country. Wonderful harmonious outfit too! thanks for sharing, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti, the poem depicts our Australian countryside so well.

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  4. Yes, you match the landscape. And that's a beautiful bag you have!

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    1. Matching the landscape was purely co incidental but I was happy with how the photos turned out.

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  5. Sorry about all the fires, nature can be rough on us. I do love that jacket, it really makes the outfit! :)

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    1. Mother Nature can be rough, you are so right. Thank you Laurie , this little jacket is a Summer favourite of mine.

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  6. "Matching the landscape"--oh, yes, I get it!!!!

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    1. I know Marea, this is definately something we have in common.

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  7. What a lovely poem. It really does bring up lovely images of the landscape. How nice that you match. Here in California we deal with a lot of the same issues, drought, fire, rain, wind, wild animals. It's crazy but we love it, don't we?

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  8. There are quite a lot of similarities to California and parts of Australia as far as the natural elements are concerned. Glad you liked this poem Connie.

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  9. Sometimes it so happens that seeing the photos you notice something you haven't notice before! Your outfit that matches the landscape is beautiful! I especially like the detail on the sleeves:it makes the shirt very feminine...

    Luckily you have had some rains! Too hot weather can be annoying (and quite dangerous too)

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    1. So true Dan, the Summer landscape has its own special beauty. Even though I have had this shirt for some time , its little bows still evoke a smile.

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  10. I forgot! I love the poem and the fact that you included it into the post...it adds a special beauty to the pictures...

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    1. Thank you Dan , glad you liked it.

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  11. Hello dear Jill, the woman with the best jackets in the world, yeahhhh
    I made the earrings.
    Thank you for every single comment.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you so much Sacramento, the jacket collection continues to grow, maybe it is an obsession. Clever you those earrings are stunners.

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  12. What a lovely poem. Very evocative.
    The jacket is adorable and I love the bag.
    Hoping you stay safe with the bush fires.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much, this poem is an Aussie classic. The bush fires have eased in our area, so good for the firefighters.

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  13. What a perfectly proportioned, beautiful outfit! I'm in love with the grey sweater and the way it works so well with the jacket and pants. Every week you show us how it's done ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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