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, July 4, 2010

Long Shadows at Shoreham

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shoreham Community Hall in the heart of the village of Shoreham on Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
Shadow Shot Sunday #111

Wandering shadows
Like long stretching puffy clouds
Creeping secretly


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Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shot for the day! Love the big shadows! And, of course, your words are perfect as always! Enjoy your weekend, Gemma!


EG Wow said...

The Shoreham Community Hall looks like it has been around for a while and, if the walls could talk, would have a few shadowy tales to tell. :)

Arija said...

Love your shadows blanketing the hall.
Happy Blogaversary! You have been going for a while.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

summer afternoon—
shadows creep up to windows
and peer inside rooms

Shadowy Wind Chime

Happy Blogoversary, Gemma!

(Weekend Mailbox? Does it still exist? Can't seem to find it...)

Beverley Baird said...

Happy Blogversary! Well done!
Great shdow and poem for the day!

Sweet Repose said...

At first glance, I thought it may have been a church of some sort, sweet building.

You know, these wonderful days of summer, after July 4th, will simply fly by, they always do. But this year, I've slowed way down and am savoring each one of them. My brother says he's noticed a change in me...I guess, the older I get, the more I accept things for the way they are and don't try to change the is what it is, slow down and actually smell the roses.

I'm actually not stressing over my grass, as the rains have made it grow even faster, nor am I worrying about the conditions of my gardens...perfection is not the rule I've set for me these days, it'll get done when it gets done. But boy do I enjoy every minute rolling in it. I think of you often and what it must be like to live in your climate, NO SNOW!!! But then, I think of how wonderful each new season flourishes in it's own time and place and how I've come to accept it and enjoy it for what it is...but I can dream can't I, of living near the sea in a temperate climate, such a grand dream it is.

It is good for you to keep writing, I wish I had more time for it, my path lies elsewhere, as I plot the course of my new studio and a life of totally working out of my home, this is a grand scheme for me and I know it will play out...besides, I need someplace to put all this junk in my's expanding, but a good deal is a good deal and I gotta grab um whilst I can...besides...IT'S FUN! Addiction aside, I love my job(s)!

So carry on old gal, we gotta lotta miles ahead, the universe isn't finished with us yet...I just hope we can retain all the freedoms we have so far on this Independence Day here in the states and pray that it spreads globally for all to share.

Have a wonderful week ahead dear friend...Namaste...AND SMOOCH!


Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very peaceful surround.

Gem, my Weekend Mailbox is found in this new blog incase.

Hey Harriet said...

That's a very charming looking community hall. And a big congrats to you on your 3rd year blogoversary Gemma! You have a super blog & I look forward to you blogging for many more years to come!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful, peaceful shot...
Happy blogoversary and
sunny greetings from Casa!


wanderlust said...

A lovely, simple building. Very nice!

just jody said...

very peaceful....happy blogoversary!

Dianne said...

sweet little building



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