Yet never saw I aught more fair than this—
The beauty of a Queensland summer night!
For then the breeze has gently sunk to rest,
And the great moon climbs swiftly up the sky,
The stars are mirrored by the river’s breast
Which, while the city slumbers, ripples by;
The air is soft and mild; a holy fear
Steals o’er my senses in this southern sphere
Orion’s belt gleams like a fiery boss
Set in the shield of heaven, and, less clear
But mild and radiant, shines the southern cross.”
Summer in Queensland is bliss, it’s just euphoric.
The run rises early and it doesn’t stay light far past 7pm, but the nights are warm and velvet and the days are so easy to pack full of outdoor adventures.
I am constantly reminded by these natural wonders – the reef, the rainforests, the pristine beaches- how very lucky I am to live here.