I took these photos from the plane as we returned to Melbourne from Northern NSW in October.
I am always fascinated by the clouds, and the patchwork of paddocks below. The open spaces soon make way for houses and factories: and then the airport itself.
Over the past few years we have made this journey to visit my father-in-law: for many years the ground below was brown and dry. The creeks and dams were dry. There were no grazing animals or crops. The drough covered much of the country.
Now the paddocks are green, the creeks are flowing and the dams are full.
This vast land of ours is so beautiful ( I have not seen even half of it) and at the same time so treacherous. We are often impacted by drought or flood or bush fires and yet it offers so much. Beautiful flora and fauna. A glorious coastline.
I am going on tonight. We don't have a thanksgiving holiday here but goodness we have so much to be thankful for.