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)


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Views at Portsea

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Yesterday, my hubby and my son enjoyed Christmas lunch at the Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula.
This is the view across Port Phillip Bay from the lawns of the hotel.
It was a little grey but warm enough to wander the grounds and enjoy the views.
SOOC Sunday #111

Sweet views at Christmas
Quiet boats on quiet waves
Scenic soft beauty


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wenn said...

lovely! Merry Xmas!

LissenTo said...

Oh what a beatuiful view. So differnet from my town. Here we have a lot of snow and a chilly weather.

NatureFootstep said...

lovely view! Up here is only ice.

Leora said...

Love those tall purple flowers framing the scene - are they agapanthus?

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

What a beautiful sight to see. It's different here all you see are snow. Merry Christmas

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

looks very nice and warm.

gengen said...

It looks very pretty in there. Happy SOOC Sunday.

Jan said...

What a lovely spot to have lunch. I love the Agapanthus in the foreground.

Kim, USA said...

Great capture! Love how calm the sea is and the boat stand still. Merry Christmas!



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