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, November 8, 2010


Microfiction Monday #56 ~ 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.

My big sister Wendy needs help in finding a lost shadow.
It's sunny!
Maybe I will find Peter Pan's shadow in the leaves beneath the trees?

(140 characters)

Hosted by Susan (Ireland) @ Stony River


Dianne said...

I love the notion of finding a lost shadow :)

Marja said...

What a rich fantasy to find the shadow and the picture is gorgeous.
Yes I can see Peter Pans shadow

SandyCarlson said...

I like this a lot for many reasons. Thank you, friend.

gaelikaa said...

Liked it. Namaste from India!

Splendid Little Stars said...

a lovely tale you have woven and a wonderful photograph!

MorningAJ said...

What a gorgeous idea. Well done.

EG Wow said...

I enjoyed your creative slant.

evenstarwen said...

Oh, wonderful! I love the innocence and the whimsy of it, as well as the Peter Pan reference.

Margaret said...

Shadows are so elusive!

Lenore said...

that's a lot of shadows to go through! well done

gospelwriter said...

Maybe she will - maybe the tree shadows are really the lost shadows of children... I like the idea of it. Nice MM!

Sylvia K said...

Love the idea of a lost shadow and they can be elusive! A fun and whimsical take on the pic and you are always so clever with words!! Have a lovely week, Gemma!


libithina said...

those shadows can be so evasive ~ slippery little shapes ~
Great take ~ :) Lib x

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the idea of Wendy's little sister finding Peter's lost shadow. Delightful, Gemma!
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

septembermom said...

I really love the Peter Pan reference. Terrific!

Pat said...

Uh oh, I sense a lost child...she'll join the Lost Boys and P. Pan or Wendy will help her get home. I like it.

Michael G-G said...

Very good. Clever of you to think of Peter Pan!

Have a great week.

Diane said...

That would be a great find! :O)

faith said...

That should keep him busy for awhile! :) Very good!

Strummed Words said...

Nice imaginings!

hope said...

Peter always was a mischievous imp!

Susan Fobes said...

Um, someone should tell the girl that sunny days equal many shadows-LOL! I like the Peter Pan reference...

Rinkly Rimes said...

The picture certainly has a 'Peter Pan' quality....that never-growing-up feeling.

sylviamorice said...

Wow--I hadn't thought about Peter and Wendy in ages! This was good...nice job.
Have a great week. Cheers!

jabblog said...

Shadows are so important - ghosts don't leave them. Hope she finds it . . .



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