Sunday, 14 September 2008

• Yellow Submarine

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, September 14, 2008 with 2 comments
Spring in Canberra
Well, yellow anyway, even if not a submarine.
Perhaps a certain "Coldplay" song title was more relevant today!

This Australian wattle tree is in our backyard, outside our lounge room window.
The wattle is the Australian National floral emblem, and its colours, green and gold, are our national colours.

There are not many rhymes for "wattle" so it doesn't feature in any national songs. Monty Python tells it best:

This here's the wattle
The emblem of our land
You can stick it in a bottle
You can hold it in your hand.


Falconer grandchildren (continued)

Jarod Falconer

Kayleigh Falconer

All ten grandchildren have so much potential it is scary.
And none of them are called Bruce.


  1. you know, that skit was my introduction to australia. had no idea what the "wartle" was. this was before the internet. also wondered what stuck up sticky beets were.

    ah those were good times.

  2. The philosophers will get their turn one day, they are one of my favourites too. Go the Bruces!