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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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Simple Joys Still Live!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A little one enjoys Christmas Day by simply playing games on the lawn outside Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula.
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Simple Christmas joys
Creative space for children
On greens by the sea
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10 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely Gemma! Reminder to all of us to enjoy the simple things in life -- and to PLAY!

Kim, USA said...

I agree and many people are looking for that all the time. Lovely and sweet smile there.

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ilanadavita said...

Pretty little girl.

Ralph said...

She is beautiful! The motion effects are wonderful here, we feel her joy in running over the lovely lawn. Such a fine capture on a warm Christmas day!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Oh, the joy on her face! Great shot ~

Jan n Jer said...

You captured the simple joy on her face. Great shot!

Kramer said...

Nice red lines, well caught.

Liz said...

What a beautiful capture.

Happy New Year!

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Genie said...

You were there with your camera at the perfect moment. She is adorable and you were able to capture the moment so well. Love this shot! Genie

EG Wow said...

I like this photo! Thank goodness, simple joys do indeed live. :)

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