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)


Friday, January 7, 2011

Getting Wet

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Summer is finally awakening but some still slowly wander into the waters of Port Phillip Bay at Mills Beach, Mornington Peninsula
Thematic Photographic #129 ~ Wet

Summer and water
Crowds are drawn to gleaming sands
Holiday spirit

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Finally, one member of the group decided to brave a run!

Thematic Photographic is hosted by Carmi Levy


Twain12 said...

nothing like a day at the beach

Karen S. said...

Oh what fun, wish we could do that here....but winter is in the way...great wet photos...even your header pictures are all my fave wet things!

Vicki said...

What a great way to spend a summer day! :)

Sweetly said...

So sweet! Looks like a fun day!

Carmi said...

I love the sweetness of these pictures. We're just back from vacation, and as I sift through the thousands of pictures from the experience, you've inspired me to pull out similarly-themed scenes. They really are priceless, aren't they?



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