Sunday 25 January 2015

Manna Gum, McPherson's Lane, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a manna gum in bright sunlight, with dry grass and trees in the distance.
I can't think of McPherson's Lane without hearing (or mishearing) an inner mondegreen of "MacPherson slain".  This seems oddly appropriate--considering the origin of the term mondegreen--so I thought I'd share a carelessly-composed rewriting of The Bonnie Earl O' Moray (apologies in advance):

Ye Hielands an ye Lowlands
O, whaur hae ye been
They hae slain the Earl o' Moray
And lain him on the green.

Now wae betide thee, Murphy
And whaurfor did ye sae?
I hae bade ye paint the gum trees
That indwell MacPherson's Lane.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 8"

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