It’s time for another #SundayStills and this week’s prompt is ‘ Your favourite Landscape’. When I saw the prompt it was a day or so before Australia Day and immediately the word Landscape brought to mind a poem I learned in school many years ago. ‘My Country’ by Dorothea Mackellar. The poem was written in 1904 and after several edits was published in 1908. The second verse in particular brings to our mind’s eye different landscapes within Australia.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
What is a landscape?
What do you think it means? Immediately I think of a natural landscape but when I looked up the meaning of the word ‘landscape’, I was reminded that it could mean something totally different.
all the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, depicting natural scenery
denoting a format of printed matter which is wider than it is high
What is my favourite landscape?
I pondered this question and was unable to come up with just one. I searched through my travel photos and came up with several. For me the splender, beauty and vastness of nature whether it be the Mountains or the Ocean, rolling hills or a garden, each landscape fills me with joy and wonder. However, I do like an Urban landscape especially at night with lights twinkling from the skyline.