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)


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Big Shadow, Little Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Pelican and seagulls near Hastings pier, Westernport Bay, Mornington Penisula
Shadow Shot Sunday #86

Like sequenced shadows
Like diminishing footsteps
Like signs to somewhere


Sweet Repose said...

Hello sweet know, the pelican is one of my favorite birds. I used to sit on the beach in Florida watching them for hours. We never used to have them in Iowa when I was growing up, but they are everywhere now, as well as the I can delight in them on my own frigid turf, though I'd rather view them in the warm currents of Florida...although they are having a freeze there right now, it won't last.

Hope you are enjoying your summer down under, we are all dreaming of spring here in the states. As you can see from our pictures of the frozen tundras, little to be desired about them other than the views...too cold to go outside, your nose freezes shut...ha!

Been having computer issues of late, but I guess everyone has been having we plod along, longing for the words of our pen-pals abroad...have a wonderful Sunday dear friend...

frosty smooches for Iowa...and a big ol' hug!


Sweet Repose said...

...I mean FROM Iowa...semi-old fingers don't move so fast these days...ha!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shots today -- as always, Gemma, and your words make it perfect! Love the pelican and the seagulls enjoying the sun! I would, too!! Have a great weekend, enjoy your warm weather!


Serendipity said...

Great shadows!

Ralph said...

That pelican leaves a wonderful shadow. I love how these birds make a fast div into the water to capture a fish dinner in their pouch below the bill. Nothing personal against seagulls, but the pelican leaves an upright and elegant shadow. Lovely!

Carolyn Ford said...

Great shadows left by beautiful pelicans. I love these birds!

Deb said...

I adore pelicans. Great picture, thank you!

(Here from Stoney Moss.)

Hey Harriet said...

I have such a soft spot for these birds of the sea. Both pelicans and cheeky seagulls. So much so that I feel a little sad if I don't see a pelican when I visit the beach. I've yet to ever NOT see a seagull when visiting the beach! A sweet photo Gemma!

Dianne said...

the gulls look so small
which makes the photo even more endearing



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