AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Crazy rear window shots

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Seagull with suitable components at Hastings
While I adore taking beautiful landscape shots, there is a quirky side in me that loves finding the odd, the weird and the pics with an extra message. Super Plus Race Components - right at the feet of a seagull, proudly viewing the world from a lofty height, amused me. I saw possibilities.
3WW Prompt #92 ~ rumour + shake + spontaneous

From high above ~
Ensconced on your precious
Hunk of metal ~
I view your world
With a touch of
Humour ~
You may wonder
On our racing prowess ~

You may believe
It is an urban rumour
Prime for an urban legend ~
But I know ~
Toss me a little food
And suddenly
You will see
The heat
The speed of
Seagull frenzy
From nowhere

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Car sign ~ Domana Hub carpark
And this is a throw down challenge. I kept the words in mind, even when I took the shot. Calmly, I strolled past the car once or twice - which must have looked suspicious in the first place - but I was waiting for the sun to stop glaring on the glass. I didn't walk further in case the owner returned to the car and drove it away. I would have missed my shot! So, like it or not, in no time I must have looked like a weirdo on the prowl. Finally, sun toned down, cars stopped passing by and I whipped out my camera! Snap!

Frustration is when
Magazines spell out
Healthy living guides
But money always filters the equation

Spontaneous reaction meltdown

Frustration is when

Impulse glowers
Like Cerberus eyes when
Keys shake within reach
But out of reach


paisley said...

i love the photo!!! when i have my dogs in the car,, my rottweiler and equally large red mix,, i leave the windows open and feel quite care free.....

and the verse... this is a particular pet peeve of mine.. i am working on a way to speak my mind on the subject... without blowing my top.... thank you for allowing me to know i am not the only one that feel displeasure at health remaining a privilege of the rich.....

anthonynorth said...

Excellent post and pics. Your point about money and health is so true, even in the UK, where we're supposed to have identical medical care for all.
Doesn't always work out like that, though.

Tammy said...

I love quirky shots and I enjoyed your thoughtful use of the prompts this week.

TC said...

Oh my that was spot on!!!!

one more believer said...

laughed abt getting the photo!... my sis is a photographer and reminded me of her adventures of getting that pix...

tumblewords said...

Great shots! The verses are wonderfully wise and clever. Nice post, to be sure...

Sweet Repose said...

Again...mouth agape, what true words you speak I hear the keys rattling here in the states.

Used to have a Aussie Cattle Dog, "Squiggy" wouldn't get my truck either without her attached to your butt.




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