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)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Winter Swimming Has Its Limits!

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Winter "swimmers" at Frankston, Mornington Peninsula.
A football team?
Watery Wednesday #105

Shivery swimmers
The legs are slowly willing
Minds are not so sure

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Someone Is Special said...

Lovely Haiku..

--Someone Is Special--

Marie said...

Winterbath in Sweden looks more ciold and icy I can tell ;-) This looks like summer to me ;-)

Sar@h said...

Ah, yes, it's the end of winter to the southern hemisphere ! A good excuse for these men !

EG Wow said...

Hehe. You are making me feel chilled to the bone. :)

Anonymous said...

i feel like there's more back story to this image. wonderful capture.

aka Penelope said...

Your words match the photo perfectly. There does seem to be something preventing these people from diving into the waters. I think if one took a risk, the others will surely follow.

J Bar said...

They do look cold.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That's a great photo but you'd never catch a glimpse of me in cold water!

My Watery Wednesday Post

AL said...

It looks cold! Brrrr!

Martha Z said...

They don't seem very enthusiastic.

Luna Miranda said...

a football team, indeed! LOL

Sanna said...

"The legs are slowly willing" Yes, it really seems :)

Junneth said...

Oh! must be very cold! Wonderful post!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture and haiku, Gemma... Personally, I find it easier to dive right in get it over with. I wish I was equally brave with my attempts at writing..LOL.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gosh Gemma -- that's the way I swim in the middle of the summer! Mind not so sure" I love this!



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