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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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day Blues ~ #2


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ On Australia Day, so many people get into wearing the flag in hat mode!
And the main colour is blue!
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ABC Wednesday Round 8 ~ B is for Blue
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Australia Day gear
It's good to parade the flag
The cap of freedom
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ABC Wednesday Challenge Round 8 is hosted by Mrs Nesbitt

14 comments:

Naquillity said...

looks like a good turn out for the celebration. love the blue hats.

the lone canoeist below looks to be having a nice time too. i'd love to go canoeing again one day. hope all is well.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun one for the B Day!! Love the hats! Looks like lots of celebrating! Hope your week is going well, Gemma! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Rinkly Rimes said...

The place is going wild with them today. Dull weather at the moment but 38 degrees predicted! Great for the beach.

Cildemer said...

A very nice entry for B day!
They are lovely hats!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a beautiful day****

Tumblewords: said...

I love celebrations and this looks like a good one - the blue is perfect!

Wanda said...

Great Celebration, and have always loved hats, and blue!

dogsmom said...

Happy Australia Day!

Roger Owen Green said...

I always liked the Aussie flag, tho I've heard there are some there who want to dump the Union Jack.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Vernz said...

Have a great time.. down under... Great people!
ABC Wed Here

Cheryl said...

Happy Australia Day! Looks like a beautiful day. Hope it was grand.

Cheryl
ABC Team

Gattina said...

I hope they didn't get the "Blues", it's a good idea to wear the flag as a hat, (when the color is nice !)
Gattina
ABC team

photowannabe said...

Terrific celebration and Blue is perfect for the ABC Letter.

Nanka said...

Gemma !! you couldn't be more timely. We are celebrating our 62nd Republic Day today in India and all that you say in the Haiku's holds true. It is also a National holiday.

Love the blue color of the Australian Flag and the caps.

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfect choice for Australia for B day, Gemma.
-- K

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