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, January 26, 2009

Australia Day 2009 ~ Mellow Yellow Monday

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Close and personal with a wild cockatoo on my verandah in Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Mellow Yellow Monday meme #3

Mellow yellow combs
Crowning glory of white kings
Cockatoo beauty



Speedcat Hollydale said...

That's a very beautiful bird!!

Hello from Eric, "Speedcat Hollydale"

Drowsey Monkey said...

Such a wonderful photo! I love how it has just a little yellow against the white - very pretty.

Happy Australia Day!

Pia K said...

Wow, to have wild parrots come and visit like that, such a treat! Adorable too.

Fortune Cookies said...

he's gorgeous!

happily retired gal said...

I love seeing your wild Cockatoo's and your 'yellow' haiku is perfect!
Hugs and blessings,

Athlete's Foot said...

That's a cool cool post.

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Dianne said...

another amazing close-up!!

sparrow said...

What a cutie pie! I've always enjoyed Cockatoos. i used to live in Cape Town, and at the cafe behind Rhodes Memorial, there was a cockatoo called Winston welcoming patrons to the cafe! Thanks for the happy reminder.



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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
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  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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