driving to Murray Bridge yesterday to pack up my exhibition
took me along one of my favourite local roads
first there's a bit where the eastern escarpment of Mount Lofty Ranges drops away
into what locals call "the flats"
where looking into the opaline heart of the continent brings to mind that line from Dorothea Mackellar's poem My Country
impossible to photograph as the camera gives it a one-eyed squint
that simply doesn't capture the grandeur
it's the kind of landscape that is best drawn or painted
so i can't really show you the big picture
on the other hand i can show details.
driving along this road should take about 40 minutes
it can take me all day
later, heading back up into the ranges
i stopped for a closer look at a new cutting