Friday, 14 May 2010

An Australian Anomaly...

I just spent a couple of days with the Camerons - no, not David and Samantha, Duncan & Sandy, at their property in Scone, the horse capital of Australia...this is the view from the back of their house - out to the ranges, the wild, dry Australian landscape like nowhere else on earth....

Within the boundary of their property they grow these: Magnificent roses, white and profuse - to me, the two don't go together....rose gardens mean lush, green, damp.....don't they? Another anomaly which is Australia....

I had lunch with an old friend today and then we drove into town - coming back across the Sydney harbour bridge I felt a surge of love for this brown land, where roses grow in a dusty landscape and cars go nose to tail for miles up the Pacific Highway on a Friday afternoon, out of the city and up the coast...Australia, home to my family for many years, ancient land of anomalies and surprises, I love you will always be here and I will always come back.......happy weekend everyone.........s


  1. What lovely photographs Susie... glad you had a good time with your Cameron friends and those roses - so beautiful.. the roses here in the garden in Melbourne are still flowering profusely.. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.. have replied back to you there, and am here in Oz again safe and sound!

  2. My mother lives in northeast Victoria where it gets very hot in summer and her roses are also perfection - apparently they do fine in the heat as long as they get enough water. xoxo

  3. Beautiful photos Susie...I remember that feeling, like you never left...
    Beautifully put. You have a wonderful way with words.
    Happy weekend :)

    Jeanne xx

  4. Dear Susie,
    It sounds as if you are having the most wonderful, nostalgic time in your beloved country of birth. It must be hard for you . I know that, unless I had to for some reason, I couldn't live anywhere else than England. We hold our home country in our heart, don't we ? Enjoy the rest of your stay there. One consolation....the weather is warming up a little back in Blighty !! XXXX

  5. Susie,

    Your visit sounds wonderful. The roses are gorgeous - I want to know the secret - are they a special variety? Thanks for sharing. Rita

  6. HI Susie
    Well sorry I am late.. not sure how I missed this post... but thanks for sharing your trip to Scone.. I haven;t been there myself.. but do know the beauty of this sometimes wild and rugged country... oh.. i feel the need to get out of the city!!!! .. Take care and enjoy your trip.. xxx Julie

  7. This is such a lovely post Susie and has made me more than a little homesick...xv