Tag: national arboretum

  • Wide Brown Land

    Wide Brown Land

    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!

    – Dorothea Mackellar

    Here are some photographs I took today of the sculpture “Wide Brown Land” by Marcus Tatton, Chris Viney and Futago at the National Arboretum in Canberra.… Read the rest “Wide Brown Land”

  • Canberra Botanic Gardens

    Canberra Botanic Gardens

    I learned more about Australian plants in an hour walking around the Botanic Gardens, Canberra than I think I’ve learned in my life. Although I was a member of the Gould League as a child, most of the detail about banksias and grevilleas has never really sunk in. I love plants, I’m just not one for “detail”.… Read the rest “Canberra Botanic Gardens”