Wednesday, 9 July 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY


Y IS FOR .............
YELLOW WATER BILLABONG

Kakadu National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory, is where you'll find Yellow Water Billabong, & is home to a huge number of bird species, as well as the saltwater crocodile.These are pink lotus lilies, below.


A billabong forms where a creek or river changes it's course, leaving part of the river as a kind of dead end. In the iconic & perhaps 'unofficial' Australian national anthem, "Waltzing Matilda", the sheep-stealing swagman throws himself into a billabong to escape capture by the trooper, or police.

If you click here, you be able to listen to a very different version of the song, played on the throttle of a V8 Supercar....TRUE!!

Visit Mrs Nesbitt and find out what else in the world begins with Y.

28 comments:

Judy said...

That top picture is beautiful. Nice photo.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Billabong is a new word for me! The reflection on the billabong is beautiful.

ellen b said...

Got a chuckle out of the engine revvin waltzing matilda!! Your photos are amazing...

leslie said...

My gosh, I'm grinning and laughing after hearing that song on the V8! That was fabulous! And I never really knew what a "billabong" was! Thanks for the education. Lovely photo of the water lilies! :D

Andrea said...

Stunning shots.

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photowannabe said...

Very clever and full of interesting facts. I learned something tonight.

me ann my camera said...

Very interesting about the billabong! Its funny some words you have heard about but never thought to check them out.Nice photos and interesting text!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... that top photo is stunning! That just blew me away! WOW.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Cabacurl, thanks for showing these photos of Kakadu National Park. Though I travel every year to Oz, I have never been there. These photos are stunning! Especially the first one.

Neva said...

Who comes up with these ideas for youtube?????so creative...and a hoot!
Missed you guys last week! I like your choice.....they do get difficult at the end don't they?
Mine is up here and here.

John said...

Awesome shots, especially the first one.

Kim said...

Both of these images are beautiful. I love all of the bright colors and composition of the first photo, and I love the lily pads in the second.

Denise said...

After all these years I now know what Rolf Harris was singing about!

RuneE said...

Lots of new knowledge for me today - and nice shots too.

Elizabeth said...

The pink lotuus is so exotic!

Dragonstar said...

Oh, beautiful photos - well done for finding something a bit different!

esnorway said...

nice y

Helen said...

Fantastic photos of a wonderful place. We were there two years ago and just loved it.

GMG said...

Hi CabaC! This month promises to be even more hectic than the already chaotic previous ones! Anyhow, a blogging break is absolutely needed to balance the atmosphere. So here I am enjoying your blog!
I've never been to Kakadu NP (always thought, but never materialized...), but your picture makes me dream of it... Maybe next time in Australia...
Meanwhile Blogtrotter has now posted my 401st post (on Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)! Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

MmeBenaut said...

I've never been to Kakadu either so these photos are a treat, CabaC. Love the waterlillies.

radiogirl said...

Always wondered what that word meant...

These photos are beautiful!

Honour said...

what gorgeous pictures! and you know what song i'll be humming to myself for the rest of the day now ... at least I know what it means :)

It's Time to Live... said...

Was in your part of the world and spent six months in Darwin back in 79-81. Your images bring back some great memories. Thank you.

Kathiesbirds said...

What gorgeous photos. I love the golden water one above. What a peaceful relflection. Were you singing when you took it?

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