Weekend Outing Autumn - a vignette
The weekend. Autumn. Canberra, Australia. My home. A perfect day for a gentle walk after breakfast, where we were serenaded by a loyal Magpie who regularly visits. Our outing took us up the hill to Gubur Dhaura, the ochre site in Franklin, just a few hundred metres from our home. This beautiful site is significant to the Ngunnawal Aboriginal community and showcases both Aboriginal and European heritage in the region. This was followed by a country drive past the rolling hills of a local vineyard, spectacular in its Autumn brilliance. Enjoy.
Copper dust and gravel fly
as we ride roller-coaster
into a sky bruised with
blue black clouds
of spare ghost gums
and paddocks deep viridian
studded with bleating buttercups,
lavender cottages and
thickets of shadowed cypress.
Through a windscreen
sprinkled with raindrops
we see languid countryside vivid
on the promise of a storm
suffused in all the richness
of a childhood paintbox.
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