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)


Monday, September 29, 2008

Garden Warning

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ You would be nuts to ignore this sign at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Mornington Peninsula
Manic Monday prompt ~ Nuts

Earth's secret weapon
Lingering in quiet space
Be wary of snakes

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Snakes would love to hide in tall grasses like this at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens


Lois Grebowski said...

Snakes are necessary, but wouldn't like to join one in that garden.

Ummmm. I think I'll pass...You are right, it would be nuts to ignore that sign.

Happy Manic Monday!

Sweet Repose said...

This is a sign I need in my garden...'SPIDEYS share this garden',eewww!

What kinda snakes...


Janna said...

Love the haiku. :)

My dad is terrified of snakes. He would probably run quickly in the other direction.
I'm not entirely fond of them, but I can tolerate them as long as they stay outside and refrain from biting me. :)

Jamie said...

Given the snakes they have down under, I think you should tour that garden wearing very high boots.

crazy working mom said...

I agree! I hate snakes. I wouldn't want to be near them. Eeeeeeeeewww!!

I'm nuts here.

Your Pal Pinki said...

I'm nuts over at my place, thanks for sharing pics. Australia is so fantastic.

Happy Manic Monday!

WillThink4Wine said...

Your photo reminds me that somewhere in my way-back archives I have a photo of a children's playground on Air Force base where my (then) husband was stationed. Right in front of the swing sets and slides were signs warning of poisonous snakes. Brilliant!

Ivanhoe said...

I'm afraid I would not be coming into that garden. I just don't like snakes.
Have a wonderful Monday!

splummer said...

Love the photos! Can do without the snakes! Take Care!!


Healingstones said...

I LOVE that sign! It doesn't say 'Beware of snakes' but 'Snakes share this garden'. They share our planet too - though I would not like to meet one, I do respect that it has a right to be there.

Mo said...

I love that sign, for the same reason that healingstones pointed out.
Snakes used to share my garden, too.
Thanks for participating in Manic Monday



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