Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Love a Sunburnt Country

I usually don’t post about current events on Savoir Faire, however this one is just a little too close to home. As an ex-patriot Australian living in Canada, my thought’s are with those back at home who are inundated with flood waters and torrential rain. Luckily I do not have any family in the affected areas, however I would be un-patriotic if I wasn’t concerned.

With more rain and flooding predicted with Australia’s third largest city Brisbane soon to be inundated the situation is getting worse.

The good thing is that we Australian’s are a resilient lot. We will pick ouselves up, brush ourselves off and carry on.
To quote Dorethea McKellar in her iconic poem about Australia “My Country” written in 1904,

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!


  1. It's sad what's happening at the moment in Australia. Let's hope it's getting better very soon!

  2. This country and its amazing people certainly have had some struggles through the years. It is hard to know what is worse - floods or bush fires. Tragic.

    Sending prayers to all downunder,

  3. I feel for them down there, believe me...

    We know a thing or two around here
    about flooding.
    Praying for them all down there.

  4. I have been in a flood myself and it is not fun. We do hope it stops soon. Looking at your photos gave me the shivers. The post on antlers lifted me back up and I was giggling, thanks.

  5. So awful!
    I personally experienced flood both in the US & Singapore before! I feel for all the people who're being affected by this disaster~

  6. Pretty incredible stuff isnt it? Tragic stuff.

    Hope you are well though David - and happy new year!

  7. Thankyou all for your comments! As I said us Australians are a resiliant lot, but we love our country!


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