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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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shadows of Spring


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ May bush in my front garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #124
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Delicate may bush
Like raining innocent tears
Shadows of Springtime

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15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite shadow shot for the day! And your words are perfect as always. Hope you're having a lovely weekend, Gemma!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

We all wait all winter for its end. This is so as the first growth, especially such a delicate flower like this. The sun gets higher and higher as do all the flowering plants. And we are happy the warmth is back...

sarayutouched said...

i smile at your pictures of spring...but as i sit here at the computer with my turlteneck, my sleepers...and needing a sweater...i am jealous. i try to convince myself to roll with the punches this time of year, but sometimes i just want to throw a tantrum!! enjoy your spring gemma.

EG Wow said...

Spring has such sweet shadows. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Completely lovely. What exquisite blossoms!

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Lovely shot Gemma, we have that same bush in our front garden in QLD. It was covered in flowers a couple of weeks ago, but with all the rain we have had recently it is almost bare once again.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot Gemma.

My entry is in here, have a blessed Sunday!

Jo Williams Photography said...

Beautiful, a really pretty capture. Hope gorgeous is this day! Hope you are having a good Sunday.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shadow shot.

Hey Harriet said...

Such lovely spring time shadows! I wish it would stop raining here in Brissy long enough so that I could start enjoying spring. I don't remember it ever raining so much here. Crazy! I hope your spring is at least a little drier :)

Have a great week Gemma!

jabblog said...

Such lovely, delicate flowers. Spring flowers look so dainty but they're really tough to withstand changes in temperature.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Oh to be entering into the valley of Springtime, I envy you so...it's so quiet here of a morning these days, as birds have flown south. We are expecting frost these next couple of days, then it's back to a well loved Indian summer, where daytime temps can reach back into the 80's...sigh!!!

A little belated birthday wish is at hand, our birthdays are not so far apart, as mine is Sept. 7. I did the same thing, a walk in the refuge with Nature, doesn't get much better, as a matter of fact, I think me and Scratchy are gonna take another walk in the country today, get them all in before it's too cold to leave the house, oh I dread that one!!!

My days will be filled with winterizing the house, needs to be done every year to keep the drafts at bay, since our energy companies consider us their cash cow! How do we conserve...MORE WOOLIES!!! Guess I need to make a sweater for my lil' heathen too, they say this is gonna be a long, cold winter...like they all aren't. Soon you'll be seeing those shadows on the snow, great for shadow shooting...BUT IT SUCKS!!!

Have a wonderful warm week dearest sister and know that I will be thinking of you as you walk the beaches and I'm shoveling the snows!!! Ouch, that hurt!!!

Smooch!

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anka said...

Romania put on its autumn clothes and your spring shadows only make me want to move to a spring place even more. Great shot!

Laura said...

A lovely shadow and poem Gemma, thank you for sharing spring with those of us entering autumn.

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely...and as we slide into autumn here in the northern hemisphere, I have to say I'm a little envious. ;-)

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