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)


Friday, July 17, 2009

Morning Has Broken

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ First light in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
SkyWatch Friday #53

Morning has broken
Sleepy lights toss fleeced blankets
From gold to silver

Pic by Gemma Wiseman


Carver said...

Morning has broken with pure beauty!

kaye said...

and what a beautiful morning it is

Michelle Johnson said...

Morning woke beautifully so you could write your wonderful haiku. Love the line sleepy lights toss fleeced blankets

Hope all is well. Have a great day.

Guy D said...

These are stunning Gemma, the first one is my fav.

Have a great weekend
Regina In Pictures

J Bar said...

Magnificent morning shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

A magical morning has broken, Gemma! And you caught it! Perfect!

Babooshka said...

Broken into a beautiful burst of colour.

Dewdrop said...

The first one... wow. What a way to start the day! Amazing colors.

Photo Cache said...

What a beautiful morning to greet you. Happy weekend.

MonikaRose said...

Fantastic shots, i like the first one, the colors are majestic..thank you for sharing..have a fab weekend..cya MonikaRose

kbear's heart 2 said...

Beautiful morning!

Regina said...

It was indeed beautiful.
Great shots!

Happy weekend Gemma.

Anonymous said...

so beautiful...

it was good to catch up with your blog after our vacation..i have finally updated mine too..

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful! You captured the light beautifully in the first one.

Sweet Repose said...

Fleece blankets...I love this visual...your words are always laced with calm, I so love visiting your home and feeling what you is a beautiful world isn't spite of all the meanies...

Have a wonderful weekend friend...see ya at SSS!!!


Naturegirl said...

You show heavenly skies today! Thank you for showing us the sky of down under.Under a summer sky NG

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful morning! And fleece - that's just what it looks like.

jabblog said...

Beautiful sky and fitting haiku - well observed.

Marvin said...

i like this post, the feel of the morning. lovely verse about the clouds appearing like fleeced blankets!



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