Sunday, August 30, 2009

{i still call australia home}

soccer is finished
neither rory nor i had to work
nothing was scheduled
the sun was shining
and the beach
was callling
to us

armed with our sunscreen


disarmed of our footwear


we set off to find a little piece of heaven


it wasn't difficult
there are so many little pieces of heaven where we live


we took the boogie boards


the kids used them in the water


and on the sand hill


and we enjoyed ourselves immensely


one more day til spring hits this sun burnt land ...


bring it on !!!


I've got to go ... but I want to leave you with a song that my American family and friends will probably not have heard. This particular version is from a Qantas commercial and I used to love it when it came on ! Thank goodness for You Tube ... I can watch it anytime I like now. Do yourself a favor, take two minutes to watch this ... it's beautiful. I love the lyrics. I'll include them underneath ...

I Still Call Australia Home
by Peter Allen
I've been to cities that never close down,
from New York to Rio and old London town,
but no matter how far or how wide I roam,
I still call Australia home.

I'm always traveling, I love being free,
and so I keep leaving the sun and the sea,
but my heart lies waiting over the foam,
I still call Australia home.

All the sons and daughters spinning 'round the world,
away from their family and friends,
but as the world gets older and colder,
it's good to know where your journey ends.
Someday we'll all be together once more,
when all of the ships come back to the shore,
I’ll realise something I've always known,
I still call Australia home.

but no matter how far or wide I roam,
I still call Australia I still call Australia, I still call Australia home.
but no matter how far or wide I roam,
I still call Australia I still call Australia, I still call Australia home.


Terri August 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

The water is so beautiful. Isn't it fun when the new seasons come. I'm getting ready for the cool down (although it's a little unseasonably cool right now)
Your commercial is beautiful too.

Terri August 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

How far away from the ocean are you? I'm guessing somewhat close because you seem to go there often.

Liz M. August 30, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

I've always wondered where you considered your "home," you world traveler you!
btw, I have my browser dictionary set for spanish and it's telling me that every word in this comment is spelled wrong!

likeschocolate August 30, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

Australia is magical, but that is another story. Would love to go back some day.

Demara August 30, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
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Demara August 30, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

Well those are lovely photos...and...yes it looks like a great day for the Beach.

Spring already? aw but it still looks warm! Maybe it's getting warmer? lol

About the song...The beginning of it was the best I thought. When just the one lady's singing!! Didn't care for the rest...It was interesting to hear how she pronounced Rio and old...

not sure I could understand Aussies if I came to your place for a visit though. :)

Dana August 30, 2009 at 3:38 PM  


Tessa August 31, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

Wonderful Bon, wish I was there again. I had tears when I saw the program on the making of the Qantas advertisement and all those children answering the call of the young Aboriginal boy. The landscape in the program was breathtaking. The actual ad is not so evocative of the Aussie spirit. Your photos in this blog also capture something of the freedom and joy of our country.
I am not so overtly nationalistic, but that song always moves me. For our American friends, the singing is all done by children from the best children's choirs around the country.

puna September 1, 2009 at 12:26 AM  

So wonderful. Makes me want to call Australia home!

Palmer and Co September 2, 2009 at 12:49 AM  

AWEsome photos! Especially love #6!

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