Well tomorrow (my time lol) is 26th January, our national day, Australia Day, so I thought I'd do a Bumper Feature on my beloved homeland, of which I am unashamedly proud. Our national cry - and I'm sure you've heard us at sporting events is And our national anthem really *ought* to be...
In my opinion this is the most beautiful country on Earth, but I know we all think that about our homelands, so you don't have to take it on board. Here's a few examples of the diverse beauty of Australia.
Dampier, northern Western Australia.
Menindee, New South Wales
I would like to also add my own opinion here and that is that I respect and honour the Traditional Owners of this land. And here are the tears already. I am so horrified (throughout history actually, not *just* here in this beautiful country) at how humans can arrive, torture and take what is not theirs, be that lives, land, belongings or traditions, or even someone's purse, money or mobile (cell) phone by today's standards. I met an amazing Traditional Australian on dA some time ago and have just searched my Faves but can't find him. I would so love to have featured him here also. I will keep looking, he was so lovely, but had an unusual name that I can't bring to mine
Anyway, to happier things... Here's the Wikipedia article about Australia Day if anyone cares to indulge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australi… but I think we can be more exciting and pictorial about it ourselves, right here on dA.
I decided to feature some works of my Australian Watchers and friends so here we are. Some beautiful, some informative, some amusing... in fact, Australia in all her varied splendour. Vic = the state of Victoria, NSW = New South Wales, WA = Western Australia, Qld = Queensland, SA = South Australia. I apologise to the NT and Tas, I don't think I have anything here to show your talents
The Twelve Apostles, south coast of Vic
Bottle brush flower
Billabong (with me 2 hairstyles ago)
Loch Ness Monster LOL
Silver Gull at Cottesloe Beach
Sunrise over Perth city
Cabbage Tree Point, Qld
Dickeys Beach Qld
Surfers Paradise, Qld More tall buildings crammed together than even Sydney in my opinion
Kookaburra art work
Historic style house
The Grampians Mountains, Vic
Historic country-style pub/hotel in Mt Gambier, South Australia
Tuross River, NSW
Fire danger levels
No introduction needed
Old Australian architecture
and modern; Story Bridge, Brisbane
A Canadian staying in Perth.
Aerial view of northern Western Australia
So incredibly close to seeing my house on here
Lake Cave, Margaret River, WA
Northam, WA from a hot air balloon
Pink and grey gallahs
Sunset with Perth city visible on the right
Pink and grey Gallah
Parkes near Canberra
New Holland Honeyeaters
Native to the "drier parts of Australia"
And, with a song I love to look at them by, a few of my own…
May Gibbs fairytale character, a Gumnut Baby