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, December 26, 2010

Shadows After Rain


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A flower in my garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
The leaves are being ravaged by insects with all the rain, but the flowers are still lovely.
And the sunlight lets them cast some interesting shadows.
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Shadow Shot Sunday #136
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Mauve and white flowers
Tall and bold and beautiful
Shapely shadow shapes
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The Shooters: 1. Ralph 2. FaithHope... 3. Gemma
4. Boonie 5. John
6. Dina(4LettreWords)
7. JonnyHamachi 8. Annalyn 9. Cassie
Thank you Tracy for including my photo from last SSS!


Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

13 comments:

Y. Ikeda said...

Although I am not familiar with this flower, it's lovely!
Merry Christmas.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

My shadow shots

Jo Williams Photography said...

That looks like a helleborus, beautiful shadow play here. Glad to hear you had a relaxing Christmas day. Enjoy boxing day, might get some sunshine today.

Gallery Juana said...

First time for me to see this plant/flower. The leaves remind me of holly. The rain has certainly made everything green and blooming.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shadows produced by a beautiful flower, Gemma.
Wishing you all the best for the coming year,
-- K

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

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! Your shadows are some of my favorites each week.

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh sunshine! I've almost forgotten what it looks like! I love your flowers and the holes in the leaves makes the photo all the more interesting anyway. Those insects must have full bellies by now :)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Gemma and I'm betting you're enjoying your holidays! I'm now on holidays for a couple of weeks too! Yay!

Boonie S said...

Amazing photo. Thanks for sharing.

Happy holiday from Boonie

BLOGitse said...

Season's greetings from Helsinki and Casablanca!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

WHEW...it's finally over...the rush, the hubbub, the craziness of the shopping hoards...now we can relax...well, not exactly, now we worry about sales...will we have any after the holidays???

Winter is always such a struggle in the North for retailers, streets are clogged with frozen chunks of ice and snow, if you can find a parking place, you can't get out of it...slippin' n slidin'! My truck is a sled in the snow, not enough weight in the back, so I slide all over...

Days of cabin fever set in, no sun for days on end, too cold to go anywhere...but you should see how beautiful it is this morning out my window...the sky is bright blue against the stark white snow billowing on every branch...no traffic on the 4-lane out my back door...birds are happily munching on the seeds I just scattered for them on frozen grounds, Scratchy's barking at the squirrels raiding the seed piles, chasing off the doves and chickadees...but glorious all the same, if you get my picture!!!

We truly have much to be thankful for, friends and family and LIFE...hope your visit with your talented son was grand, sounds like it was. We had lots of laughs at my daughters' house too and ate way too much turkey...but that's the plan and we're stickin' to it!!!

So let's get on with the new year and pray for better, more peace filled days to come...there are changes in the air, some see it as bad, but for me it's time for the world to go on a diet, time to cut back and say NO to the dark side and become one with all our brothers and sisters...is it a dream...I hope not!

Be well dearest sister and feel the love I send you for the New Year...see ya next year!!!

NAMASTE...
sharon

amanda said...

interesting flower, a welcome sight when it's cold & dreary here. happy holidays!

Catherine said...

what a lovely flower shot...beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Lovely flower and shadow.

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