It's raining on The Rock

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Warrigal
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It's raining on The Rock

Post by Warrigal » 26 Dec 2016, 19:15

Uluru, that is, on Christmas Day.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-26/u ... ia/8148430

Hubby was lucky enough to see water cascading down Ayer's Rock about 40 years ago when he was there with a bus load of school boys.
If you don't have an ASIO file by now then you should be ashamed of yourself.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 26 Dec 2016, 20:23

:cool:
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Post by Buck_naked » 26 Dec 2016, 21:42

lucky, lucky bastards. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hoping the drought will break here as well.
storms are extremely patchy and erratic at the moment.

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Re: It's raining on The Rock

Post by Mahalia » 28 Dec 2016, 11:07

THE KEEPER OF THE STONES ... Maureen Clifford © The Scribbly Bark Poet

The blood red moon mimicked the colours of the desert sands.
They too shone blood red in Australia’s red heart
where Uluru stood.
A magnificent monolith
whose colours were constantly changing
from gold to red to deep purple hues
and now with the rain
she was gray,
streaked with black algae and white foam
as rushing waters bathed the dust from her sides.


The keeper of the stones sits on the red earth
beneath the shade offered by the bloodwood.
He is Anangu.
The spirits of his ancestors are here.
Their ancient paintings adorn her.
The paints made from what the Mother provided.
Ochres, calcite, ash and charcoal
mixed with animal fats –
as has been done since the Dreamtime.


The same symbols and paint are used during sacred ceremonies
to paint their bodies
to represent their Tjukurpa ancestors.
For the tourists
he paints Lungkata the blue tongued lizard.
He paints Kuniya , the woman snake
and Lira, the poison snake
and tjali the honey ant.
His ancestors once painted the same symbols.


Uluru stands,
unchanged, serene, inscrutable
as she has since the Dreamtime.
He is the keeper of the stones.
He is Anangu.
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: It's raining on The Rock

Post by Tedwalker » 29 Dec 2016, 10:41

Warrigal wrote:Uluru, that is, on Christmas Day.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-26/u ... ia/8148430

Hubby was lucky enough to see water cascading down Ayer's Rock about 40 years ago when he was there with a bus load of school boys.
Hi Warrigal.
I posted a picture of the Uluru cascade in Good News Bugle a few minutes ago, before I saw this post of yours.
So, great minds think alike.
:happy-sunshine: :happy-sunshine:

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