It comes from a line of this poem, in the second stanza:
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding plains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!
The full poem “My Country” can be read here.
I remember when I was young learning the song "I Love A Sunburnt Country".
We saw the evidence of great contrast earlier this year, while the same time Victoria suffered devastating bushfires, further north in Queensland and New South Wales, there was extreme floods.
We have had days of rain here and all the water ways are just overflowing. Our dam in the lower paddock has banked right back through the paddock. Water is racing from our dam, out through a creek and into the Wilgarup River.
The first two photo’s are of our dam, then water logged paddocks further down from us, right over the road from the Wilgarup River.
These photo's are of the Wilgarup River, near the old Dingup Church.
My friend Elaine is having a “45th entry”giveaway on her blog.