My first post for this meme and one close to my heart at the moment. It is summer here, but even so it is such a hot dry one. We have hadonly a few showers since mid November and my poor garden is really suffering.
Australia is a land of contrasts - where we are, it is so dry at the moment, but further north they have just had really bad floods - in the middle of summer. In the words of poet Dorothea Mackellar, from her great poem "My Country",
"I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains."
So, this photo taken at Banrock Station near Waikerie is especially dear to me. This is one of the beautiful lagoons and wetlands off the River Murray and in a good season teems with wildlife of all sorts. A boardwalk access has been built so that visitors can walk around the area and there are bird hides all along the way. Banrock Station is also an excellent producer of fine Australian wines.