Australia - Seeing Beyond the Cities.

The more opportunity I have to travel through rural parts of Australia the more I wonder why many of us are attracted to the cities. Even more so I contemplate people who spend their whole lives city living and think perhaps they are just a little bit crazy.

Why do many of us settle for the convenience and comfort of city life over adventure and the open road?

Being born in Whyalla, South Australia (the second largest SA town outside of Adelaide I believe), I'm not really a 'country' person but neither am I a fully fledged city dweller either. I've lived most of my life in the 'burbs' (suburbs that is).

However, when I get into the wide open spaces of the Australian country side, where you can see for miles across the landscape, it speaks to me of travel and seeing what's beyond that next hill. Even if you're just looking across farming country, with field after field, separated by a line of trees or a road here and there.

Being able to see that much sky overhead is inspiring to me.

Although I'm not inspired to paint Australian landscapes I can see why many artists are. Somehow, no matter how good the photographer, nothing shows the depth and vastness of the Australian landscape quite like a well executed painting.

I've traveled past many tall grassy covered hills and wondered what the view from the top might be like if only I could walk up there and see?

Some day I hope to find out.

3 comments:

  1. I agree, I like the country side, especially the Yorkshire country side, but maybe the sky doesn't look as expansive, or even a blue sky usually has some white clouds in it.

    I don't remember seeing sky in England that was all blue without a cloud, even in a nice Summer, but I could be wrong.

    Did you take that photo? I've saved it and put it on my desk top for awhile. If you email the blog to someone, does the picture go as well, or just the text, as when I clicked the email it only showed the text?

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  2. I put Jackie R in as before it wouldn't accept Mum60, but now it wouldn't accept the other, so, back to Mum60 as before. Strange.

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  3. Yes I did take this photo. It's a farm just on the outskirts of Gawler not far from where we used to live.

    I actually like to see a bit of cloud in the sky just because it's more interesting to look at than all blue but all blue is pretty impressive too.

    If you email the blog post to someone I think only the text goes but it includes a link to the post and the option to include a message - so you could let them know the post has a picture you want them to see.

    I could be wrong on that though. I tried sending this post to myself but it was taking too long to come through. I'll let you know if the picture does go too.

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