The Sturt Desert Pea - A Dreamtime Story...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:54

Baz - The Landy



Story & Photo: Baz – The Landy

XPLORE – Out & About: thelandy.com

The origin of the Sturt Desert Pea, a magnificent Australian wildflower, is told by Aboriginal people in the following way...

A wonderful story that comes to mind each time Janet (Mrs Landy) and I see this beautiful flower in the Australian Outback.

"A young and beautiful maiden was promised in “The Dreamtime” to a warrior who made a cloak of red parrot feathers. From a distance she would follow her lover in the tribal wars, faithfully roaming the trackless wastes to be near him.

Drought years brought famine to the tribe and the young warrior was one who went far afield in search of food.

During his absence the maiden kept lonely vigil, refusing to leave the place of farewell after the tribe had moved on. Their last view of her was of a red cloak surrounding her black head as she knelt on the ground.

Neither she nor her lover were seen again…"

Photo: Baz - The Landy, Outback Australia...

Just in case you were wondering “Baz – The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three Land Rover Defenders, but as you can see this has now changed...

And yes, thank you, I've recovered fully from the experience!

But “Baz – The Landy” reference has stuck...!

Cheers, Baz – The Landy, Outback Australia…
“Those who don’t think
it can be done shouldn’t
bother the person doing it…”
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