Wattle, Red Dirt and Cockatoos

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Wattle, red dirt and cockatoos are a bit of what I’m about. I love this sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains …. Love the small yellow balls of fluff, can’t get enough of looking at the red dirt and adore the sulphur-crested cockatoos. That’s why my husband and I live in Western Australia. In Perth to be more precise. This is also where our married children and grandchildren live. So, however much we like other places in Australia, such as Tasmania (can’t get enough of Tassie either), we have to stay here. Home is where the heart is and …

… Our hearts are firmly stuck in WA.

Hearts Two

I Love a Sunburnt Country

Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar (better known as Dorothea Mackellar), OBE (1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968) was an Australian poet and fiction writer. Her poem My Country is widely known in Australia, especially its second stanza, which begins: “I love a sunburnt country/A land of sweeping plains,/Of ragged mountain ranges,/Of droughts and flooding rains.”