of extremes

Categories: life-in-general

Date: 27 January 2013 06:49:48

to quote a great song (sounds of then, by Gangajang)... 'this is Australia' ... currently bushfires still going in places, and now we've got flooding / typhoons / tornadoes etc ... my brother is holidaying on the Gold Coast QLD [http://www.willyweather.com.au/qld/gold-coast/gold-coast.html] where it's a tad wet [check out the radar - scroll down] ... we're in Wynyard TAS where it's dry as dry as dry [http://www.willyweather.com.au/tas/north-western/wynyard.html] ... and Icehouse always sings it best ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4NuX0qWuY

oh yes, and Dorothea Mackellar ... "My Country"

"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!"