Living Works Of Art (In the Australian Bush)

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 01:00

Baz - The Landy

Story and photo's Baz – The Landy

Perhaps this will come as little surprise, but today we were Out and About in the Australian Bush...

TomO was having a sleep over at a friends place, although the term sleepover is used merely to highlight that he wasn’t at home with us, because if I know those boys there would have been little sleep happening.

Strewth, come to think of it, the poor bloke was probably cleaning up the aftermath of the dinner party we enjoyed with the parents of TomO's mate last night…

Now nothing ever seems to happen in our house before a cup of tea has been taken, which shouldn't be that surprising as Mrs Lany’s father, Archie, was a tea importer, so after our mandatory cup of tea this morning we hopped into The Landy, camera gear at the ready, and headed about 50-kilometres to the north of Sydney into Yengo National Park.

This park is a favourite of ours and we have spent many hours atop Devil’s Mountain watching the sun set on the park's western horizon, or Burragurra as it is known by Australia’s first inhabitants.

The mountain has many aboriginal rock engravings etched into its surface, including the spirit footprints of Wa-boo-ee, the creator of heaven and earth. In aboriginal legend he stepped from here to Mount Yengo in one stride and then ascended back into the sky.

All this, just to the north of Australia’s most populous city, strewth, how did we Aussies's get so lucky?
And you know how I tend to rave on about the Australian Bush and Outback, well just take another look at the beautiful example of a Fringed Lily. They are so minute and in flower presently.

And as harsh as the Australian Bush can be it is such a fragile environment producing what can only be described as "Living Works of Art".

Crikey, you wouldn’t be dead for quid’s, hey?

As a footnote… “The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three Land Rover Defenders, but as you can see this has now changed and yes, thank you, I've recovered fully!

And whilst I'm reluctant to refer to the new vehicle as “The Landy” that’s for sure; the owners’ of either brand would never forgive me!

But “The Landy” reference has stuck, so “The Landy” it is…

Cheers, Baz – The Landy
“Those who don’t think
it can be done shouldn’t
bother the person doing it…”
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