of extremes

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!”