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)

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pale Beauty


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Reflections of winter clouds at Blairgowrie beach, Mornington Peninsula
Not till I looked at the photo did I realise that I mistakenly lined up the sand line and ignored the horizon.
O well, still loved the watery cloudscape!
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Weekend Reflections #41
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Skies melt into sands
Luminous clouds softly float
Silken winter worlds

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Hosted by James (Pennsylvania, US) at Newtown Area Photo

12 comments:

Diann said...

That is an amazing photo! thanks for sharing it with us!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Your poetry is inspiring; your photos-- poetry.

Jan
GDP

Thom said...

What a great poem to go along with your reflection picture which is just awesome my friend. Have a great weekend :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A very powerful and beautiful photo and haiku. It is stunning and very inspirational both in words and picture. You should think about writing a book :)

Sylvia K said...

A really powerful reflection and it does catch the wintry feel. And, of course, your haiku is always superb! Have a lovely weekend, Gemma! Give Shadow a chin scratch for Sam and Mojo and me!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Did you say you made a mistake on that photo? I'd be happy with your mistakes...that picture is beautiful.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Words and picture in unison. Mine, too, reflects the gentle colours of our winter.

Hilda said...

"mistakenly lined up the sand line and ignored the horizon"

With the sky, water and sand blending almost seamlessly into each other, I can understand why. I like the steel colors in your photo, and you captured its essence very well with your haiku. Lovely.

T. Becque said...

Lovely! Looks like a nice place to walk and think.

Malyss said...

I love this picture, sooo poetic!

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the various textures all in silver. This is great!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Another awesome peaceful reflections!

Thanks for the link Gemma. Much appreciated.

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