Wednesday 27 January 2010

Happy (belated) Australia Day

Like every other Australian, I celebrated the day with a backyard BBQ. Snags, salad, water fights and Triple J's Hottest 100 - this is pretty much how I've celebrated every Australia Day for the past decade or more. The only lowlight was an inability to find a bakery with lamingtons. Who thought it would be so hard to get a humble lamington on Australia Day?

I recently spotted this wonderful painting, below, again recently. While it's over a century old, it captures something really 'Australian' for me, a sense of 'home'. It might be the clouds, the colour of the trees and the water or it maybe because it's of a place where I grew up and spent many summer picnics, Father's Days, etc. Anyhow, I just wanted to share it with you. My Australia Day gift to you.


  1. Beautiful painting!

    I think it is the light on the trees and the colour of the water that make this picture so recognizably Australian. It reminds me a bit of a bay in the Georges River near where I grew up.

    Thanks Corinne! So Lovely!

  2. I love it too, thanks for sharing!

  3. I went to an Australia Day ceremony for the first time ever this year and it was fabulous. I can never hear our national anthem without welling up. I am so damn proud to be Australian.


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