• My Country

    Image ID
    FOT642294
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    5.6 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3792 x 2512 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    321 x 213 mm
    12.6 x 8.4 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Australia Australian clouds country countryside grass green land landscape paddock scene scenic and sky
    Description
    An iconic Australian poem by Dorothea Mackellar My Country The love of field and coppice Of green and shaded lanes, Of ordered woods and gardens Is running in your veins. Strong love of grey-blue distance, Brown streams and soft, dim skies I know, but cannot share it, My love is otherwise. I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of drought and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me! The stark white ring-barked forests, All tragic to the moon, The sapphire-misted mountains, The hot gold hush of noon, Green tangle of the brushes Where lithe lianas coil, And orchids deck the tree-tops, And ferns the warm dark soil. Core of my heart, my country! Her pitiless blue sky, When, sick at heart, around us We see the cattle die But then the grey clouds gather, And we can bless again The drumming of an army, The steady soaking rain. Core of my heart, my country! Land of the rainbow gold, For flood and fire and famine She pays us back threefold. Over the thirsty paddocks, Watch, after many days, The filmy veil of greenness That thickens as we gazeā€¦ An opal-hearted country, A wilful, lavish land All you who have not loved her, You will not understand though Earth holds many splendours, Wherever I may die, I know to what brown country My homing thoughts will fly. f/11 Nikon D80
    Uploader
    Kieran Rory O'Connor
    Contributor
    Kieran Rory O'Connor
    Date Taken
    2009
    Uploaded on
    2010-01-01
    Collection
    Kieran O'Connor's first collection
    Category
    Nature
    Sub Category
    Landscapes
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
    #404010