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 5, 2010

Summer and Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A sun and shadow walkway at Brighton, Melbourne
Shadow Shot Sunday #133

Summer is near by
Light is becoming lighter
Shadows are deeper

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Clytie said...

It's so strange to think that summer is coming for you and some of my other friends ... while we are just now stepping into winter. This beautiful leafy green and sunny picture makes me very nostalgic for that late spring and early summer time of year!!! But it gives me something to look forward to as well.

heph said...

nice street photo

sarayutouched said...

oh gemma. we've only had snow a couple of days but it feels like forever!! i love your summer shadows...keep them coming.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your summery, green, leafy, gorgeous shadows!!! And, yes, keep them coming! We do have a little sun today, but it's going to be vanishing very quickly! Enjoy your lovely spring weekend, Gemma!


Ralph said...

This is a lovely neighborhood with its mix of sun and shadow. The tree lined street feels inviting to guests, a quite place to walk and reflect. Happily in Oz, you are approaching summer - this picture shows a warm day, so I may have to refer to it as the winter snows arrive around here...

Melbourne seems such a lovely city!

Dianne said...

all that lush green!!
beautiful street

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Well, all I can say just keep on sending us those summer thoughts and dreamy pictures and we'll pretend that it's just outside the door, as the furnace kicks on again, putting us straight back to reality.

I know you can feel our dismay, just from the photos and the comments of dread and hardship us Northerners face, some more than is what it is...(but I don't have to like it)!!!

You sound like you're having so much fun with the kids, yet anxious for the break, you certainly deserve you won't have to think so much(yeah right)!!!

Head for that shoreline and send some salty summer airs thisaway...I'll be waitin' with my eyes closed and my dreamin' cap on, wishing for cheap airline tickets to Australia...ha!

Have a wonderful, quick week till FREEDOM!!! Thinkin' of ya sissy!!!


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a lush picture of all of that green! Nice to see it, as well as the pretty shadows it makes Gemma!
Enjoy your weekend!
Karla & Karrie

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shot!

My SSS is Santa Ski Slope shadows!

Martha Z said...

Leaves of emerald
Shade giving in summer heat
Await fall color

Thoughts from a cold, damp, leafless part of the world

Anonymous said...

wonderful shadow shot! happy shadow shot sunday!


nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Just gorgeous, as soon as I saw this I thought of these lyrics :

"Summers here and the time is right for dancing in the street.."
Only thing is I don't remember who sings it.

Have a great week.

Hey Harriet said...

That looks like a lovely footpath to be taking a stroll down. And look at all that glorious sunshine! I've almost forgotten what sunshine looks like lately! Hope you have a super week ahead Gemma :)

BLOGitse said...

Right now I'd love to be over there even if it's not too cold in Finland but my flu is still baaaaaad....
Happy Sunday!

fredamans said...

I miss Summer at this very moment!

Paula Scott said...

What is it about seeing the opposite season from what one is experiencing at the moment? The feelings are jarring and envious for this post! I sitting here wrapped in warm layers and you are perhaps basking and frolicking in the warmth of summer.

Cassie said...

Shadows on the sidewalk are just asking to be turned into ShadowShots! Hard to imagine summer right now. Here I am up to my armpits in snow!!

Tom Hilton said...

What a lovely leafy street. I suppose it's spring down there, and don't think for a minute that I'm even the tiniest bit envious...okay, I'm enormously envious...

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous shot! So much leafy green and a lovely shadow! Here you are getting summer and we re deep in cold now and soon snow!

Marilyn said...

Wow, what a lovely street and such gorgeous shadows in it.

wanderlust said...

That's a great photo, I love it!



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