Red’s Aussie Rainbow OR Colours of OZ!
Having trouble staying damp? Rivers running dry?? Rain dances not working???
Who’re you going to call????
Droughtbusters! That’s us!! Not sure how it works, but the drought often breaks in places having a bit of a dry spell not long after our arrival. I guess it’s a gift …
But it’s not all sunshine and Starbucks on the road – days of damp, gloom and drizzle can be depressing … so to cheer myself up here at Bowra Sanctuary, where we seem to have rained ourselves in, I’ve made myself (and you!) an Aussie Rainbow.
My computer skill level, best described as ‘technophobic’, means it’s not curved like a real rainbow but each colour reminds me of an aspect of Australia – and that good times will come again.
Can you guess what each colour shows??
Having trouble? The photos from which each colour is taken are below for your reference!!
You’re not cheating, are you??!!
OK then ….
|Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee Lakes, NSW|
Red: Sunset at Lake Pamamaroo* (western NSW) a couple of weeks ago. But what’s redder – this or my banner photo (dunes near Cooper’s Creek)?? I chose this one – but it could have gone either way!!
|Big Orange, Berri SA in happier times!|
Orange: Berri’s Big Orange (Riverland, SA)* is no longer open to the public, meaning you’ll save those dollars you’d otherwise have spent on such ephemera as big orange pens, riverland rulers and the like. No, it’s not one of Australia’s natural wonders – but Big Things ARE a part of our national psyche!!
|Wattles, York Peninsula, SA|
Yellow: This wattle lining the side of a Yorke Peninsula road in South Australia is one of many examples of this iconic Aussie flower! Golden wattle is the official Australian floral emblem – but other varieties can be just as spectacular!
|Tyto Wetlands, Ingham, QLD|
Green: The Tyto wetlands, Ingham, QLD were so green they hurt my eyes. This pre-cyclone Yasi shot shows them at their peak – I’m not sure how much storm damage they suffered.
|Offshore, Troubridge Island|
Blue: Troubridge Island is one of my favourite places – the glorious autumn day we arrived for a 2 night stay showed the island at its best, with water clarity to rival anything in the more tropical north.
|Stormy Sky, Thargomindah, QLD|
Indigo: Amazingly, these storm clouds at Thargomindah (western QLD) didn’t result in any rain – well, not at Thargomindah, anyway!!! Click HERE to see why the Thargomindans fly the Aussie, British and French flags!
|Salvation Jane, Dutchman’s Stern, Flinders Ranges SA|
Violet: Yes, Salvation Jane (aka Paterson’s Curse) is a weed and a pest. But almost nothing beats the spectacle of a field in full flower. Agree??
And … to top it off, the rainbow’s magic worked – because this morning I awoke to this!!
|Bowra Sanctuary Sunrise|
*Pix by Pilchard
PS Apologies to all my followers – indifferent internet access means I haven’t visited many of your blogs in recent times. I hope to catch up real soon!!