Is anyone else dreaming of a White Christmas? One day I’d love to travel to the northern hemisphere and wake up on a snowy Christmas morning.
It’s not feeling like December in Australia because we’ve had a mild and wet start to summer. I’m not a fan of humidity and summer storms, although a little bit of rain is always welcome.
Dorothea Mackellar, a famous Australian poet, described the extremes of Australian weather in her poem, My Country, written in the early 1900’s. Here’s a short excerpt from the poem, and she recites the whole poem in the YouTube clip below. A small piece of trivia: The high school I attended in Sydney was named after Dorothea Mackellar.
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!
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Annalisa Daughety talked about Finding Creativity at Christmas.
On Tuesday, Shannon Taylor Vannatter talked about Lost Pages.
On Wednesday, Autumn Macarthur discussed Christmas Gifts and Seasonal Blessings!
On Thursday, Carol Moncado shared The Spare and the Heir Deleted Prequel Scene and Giveaway.
On Friday, Valerie Comer asked the question: Where Jesus? and shared an excerpt.
On Saturday, Deb Kastner shared why she’s Learning to Pivot.
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Lee Tobin McClain (Blue Christmas)
Tuesday: Hallee Bridgeman (For the Love of Christmas)
Wednesday: Narelle Atkins (Book Recommendation: A Christmas to Remember)
Thursday: Elizabeth Maddrey (Christmas at Hope Ranch)
Friday: Liwen Ho (The Three Traits of a Sexy Man)
Saturday: Alexa Verde (Series… Love Them Or Not? Plus Giveaway!)
A Christmas Baby for the Cowboy (Cowboy Country 9) by Deb Kastner
The Twins’ Family Christmas (Redemption Ranch) by Lee Tobin McClain
Pathway to Peace (Grant Us Grace 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
I Still Do (Second Chance With You 6) by Melanie D. Snitker
Blessed Gifts (Lavender Vale Farm 3) by Jackie Castle
Recovering Hope (The Potters House Books 14) by Marion Ueckermann
A Reservation for Romance (Homegrown Love 3) (Arcadia Valley Romance 19) by Annalisa Daughety
Simply Smitten (Brides of Seattle 2) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Fall in Love at the Miss Snowflake Pageant (Christmas in Montana Romances 1-3) by Valerie Comer
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