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, November 7, 2010

Scenic Spring Greens


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Scenic property at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #121
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Haiku Heights #16 ~ Clasp ~ suggested by Vibhuti B of
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Scenic sea of greens
Nature seems to clasp the soul
Blissful reverie

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Scenic Sunday
Hosted by Aisha (Eugene, OR, US) of The Holleys and The Holley Herald


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11 comments:

Teresa said...

I am so envious of your spring! I'm already looking forward to the sun's return. I love your haiku.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Thanks for the reminder that spring is somewhere, even if definitely not here. So green and peaceful.

Linnea said...

Wow! So much greenery! Very nicely captured especially with that awesome piece of water. Right now we're headed into autumn...yellow and red leaves, brown hills, soft breezes and shorter days. Enjoy!

Francisca said...

Mother Nature's broad palate of greens. Just lovely.

Nessa said...

A perfect spot for contemplation.

G.K. Asante said...

Beautifully written. I await our spring here in the States.

Ramesh Sood said...

A real clasp of the soul..wow!

Amity said...

This is soooo lovely Gemma, your photo is awesome and the haiku made it doubly perfect!

Leo said...

I'm just going to second Amity here! Lovely expressions to this haiku and I just LOVE that photograph Gemma! :)

cheryl said...

Wonderful Gemma, I love your photo! I miss my greenery already this Autumn.

Someone Is Special said...

Wonderful Gemma.. I loved it..

--Someone Is Special--

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