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)


Monday, September 27, 2010


Microfiction Monday #50 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.

I'm so very lucky!
Seeing the ships lets me be the girl who danced through a honeymoon cruise.
A locked, endless honeymoon...a still..

(140 characters)

Hosted by Susan (Ireland) @ Stony River


Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I wonder if she will ever see the Honeymoon end? Nice Microfiction Gemma

Pat said...

Awww...Sweet memories of honeymoon love, and continuing one with mature honeymoon love. Lovely MfM.

EG Wow said...

I like your romantic approach, Gemma!

Diane said...

Poetic and lovely! :O)

Splendid Little Stars said...

oooo....a element of mystery!

Prayer Girl said...

What a lovely MFM. Loved this.

Mine is up.


Book Bird Dog said...

I like her happy memories. Here's my micro-story.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the romantic touch to today's microfiction, too, Gemma! Delightful!


Anonymous said...

Sooo romantic my friend. :) I can just picture all of this :) Have a great week ahead :)

Ellie said...

A lovely romantic take on the picture; there aren't many who are still in the honeymoon stage!

Have a great week x

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very romantic aqnd dreamy.

fickleinpink said...

I wish honeymoons never end!

Lovely MFM!


(My first time to do Microfiction and it's FUN!)

Deborah said...

Lovely one :o)

MorningAJ said...

The endless honeymoon. Nice idea!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Very romantic. Well done.

SouthLakesMom said...

Tis a talent you have to get a cruise ship out of a barge! Well done!

jabblog said...

How marvellous to retain that feeling throughout life.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Well done!

Have you a blessed week.


Priyanka Bhowmick said...

beautiful memories revive up with beautiful objects :)

5thsister said...

so very sweet!

quilly said...

One wonders about the rest of the story. I felt a hint of sadness here.

veredit said...

Oh, Gemma - what a beautiful moment, let me sit down for a while near you and dream into this blue ... outstanding picture!

thanks for this dreamlike feeling!!

wish you a fantastic tuesday,

Mama Badger said...

What a beautiful memory for her.

John's comments said...

Yes but love of 20 years later is often better! My 140 Hope your week goes well

steveroni said...

Beauty, space, dream, peace. Yep, these are essential at this moment, for me too!

Hey that remembrance of a lifelong honeymoon, brought on by observing an oil tanker--that's the way I think! The sea is the thing, and whatever floats can evoke that fondest recollection.

PEACE to you also!

septembermom said...

Such a lovely microfiction :)

Dave said...

what a story to tell, beautiful.

Michael G-G said...

Like Quilly, I catch a hint of sadness in this. That made the story grow in depth for me.

Have a wonderful week.

Michael G-G

Greyscale Territory said...

Quilly and Michael G-G are very clever! I tried to imbue a sense of something else in this micro. The clues are "locked" and "a still"...something frozen in a still from a movie...There's the sadness...She dreams of a moment that progresses nowhere...Something happened on the honeymoon!

hope said...

I love how memories, especially good ones, never leave us.

Suz said...

oh I don't like that word "still"
something else is going on here
but I hope the dancing was good for at least that night

Anonymous said...

If a couple works at it the honeymoon never has to end...great MM
Have a wonderful week. Cheers!

Sioux Roslawski said...

I loved the phrase "locked, endless honeymoon."

Susan at Stony River said...

No wonder she watches for them -- what a sweet one!



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