Monday, September 27, 2010

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness... A lifetime’s knowledge brought to bear on 12 images.

It is wonderful to explore the Australian Outback in winter months of July August and September. Australian outback is defined as any area where the population density is small, and the open space is immense The Australian Outback

The Red Center region gets its name from its red sand, and red rocks and red flowers ;-) The red outback is full of very well-adapted wildlife, although much of it may not be immediately visible to the casual observer. Many animals, such as kangaroos and dingoes, hide in bushes to rest. Birdlife is prolific, most often seen at waterholes at dawn and dusk. Huge flocks of budgerigars, cockatoos, corellas and galahs are often sighted. On bare ground or roads during the winter, various species of snakes and lizards bask in the sun, but they are rarely seen during the summer months.
Feral animals such as camels thrive in central Australia, brought to Australia by the early Afghan drivers. Wild horses known as 'brumbies' are station horses that have run wild. Feral pigs, foxes, cats and rabbits are also imported animals that degrade the environment, so time and money is spent eradicating them in an attempt to help protect fragile rangelands. And one can count 9 (nine) cows dead by the road from Port Augusta to Coober Pede ... The Red Center is home to Australia's most recognisable icon, Uluru / Ayers Rock. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Kings Canyon, the West MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs make you wonder about the definition of peace. The canyon walls towering rock shelter palm full of cracks and pockets of greenery filled with rare plants. The day is filled with Czeching out the weather rock domes of the Lost City Cathedral ... Discovering so many georgeous Gorges ... Adversity brings out the best in the best

Dark orangey-red Monolith Spectacular colours at sunrise and sunset

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 jewelled seas.
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!
By Dorothea MacKellar

We lived through the eyes of Aboriginal natives, and came across many breathtaking sacred sites in the great heart of Australia. Olgas are even more amazing than Urulu is and Kings Canyon is sooo royal. Wherever we went it rained and it is nice to be known as the rainmaker in this landscape so lush with green vegetation and pools of water and the red moisten roads and the huge slabs of stone. There is magic, majesty especially at Lake Cadi a stone throw away from The Lake Eyre and the great Williams Creek pub ....

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