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