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)


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Garbage in Four Acts

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Various examples of "moving house" garbage in my carport + remnants of a flower in my garden.
PhotoHunt #170 ~ Garbage

Removal boxes
Short basic necessity
From treasure to trash
Discard our today
Lose tomorrow's potential
Throw away living
Varied garbage bins
Selective way to sort waste
Challenge Nature's world
Spent glory of blooms
Still beautiful in some lights
Our Earth's nourishment
(See my Attitude post for a beautifully decorated garbage bin at Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula)

Pic by Gemma Wiseman


Mar said...

Love the remnants of that flower!!
My post is now up, happy PH and happy weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your collage is a clever way to cover the subject of garbage.

Bim said...

Like the collage and thoughtful words.

gengen said...

Nice entry for today's theme well done. Happy weekend. Mine is up too.

YTSL said...

Re the saying: You can't take everything with you. Seems like when you moved house, you didn't want to take everything with you! ;b

Carver said...

This was a very creative take on the garbage theme. Happy weekend!

srp said...

This is a very clever take on the theme... love the flower remnant.. it is still beautiful. My construction trash or garbage is up.

kaye said...

loved your post--especially the thought about the seeds.

RJ Flamingo said...

Well done, Gemma! Nice illustration of the different ways we view garbage - even if some of it, isn't.

Mine took a rather personal tack...



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