I love ‘outback’ Australia.
In summer it is dry, hot, parched and dusty
with a raw beauty
that has found a special place in my heart.
In my twenties I lived and worked
in both Sydney and Melbourne
I preferred Melbourne.
Maldon where our son lives
is an historic mining town from the
goldrush days of the 1800's.
It is made up of gold miners cottages
an interesting array of shops worth perusing and
footpaths shaded by wide corrugated iron verandahs.
There are deep gutters
to cope with flooding when the rains come.
Any new buildings are governed by strict building codes
and must be within keeping of existing.
Two styles of early Australian houses in Maldon.
I was surprised how lovely some of the gardens look
considering the dry climate.
Roses seemed to do very well
and hedging using native plants were lovely.
There were interesting shops to peruse
and I bought several bits in 'Much Ado'.
How about some dinkum Aussie country music
We enjoyed our week in Maldon
soaking up the Australian landscape, fauna and flora!
I'm joining Judith for Mosaic Monday
Take care and
be kind to one another
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