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 19, 2011

Rare Summer Afternoon


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view of Dromana beach on Port Phillip Bay.
This was one afternoon when we had a glimpse of very few summer days.
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Watery Wednesday #123
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Water sand and sky
Shoreline crammed with sunseekers
Enjoy rare moments
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19 comments:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

A little summer is always good.

Randi said...

This lovely beach photo makes me long for summer...

Marie said...

If you only knew how you make me long for summer. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

this looks like a picture of a perfect summer day.

have a lovely week.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

That's the right place for me - wow! Perfect summer day :)

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Pagan Sphinx said...

It is so cold and icy here in Massachusetts! Those photos make me long for the summer months all that much more!

Lesley said...

the water looks very refreshing!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful summer day you've captured. It makes me look forward to the spring (not that things in Florida are ever to cold).
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Genie said...

I would give anything to be right there in that beautiful water at this COLD moment. It is such a happy shot, and makes me think about what is awaiting all of us come summertime. A wonderful post for those of us freezing here in the mountains of VA.

imriz said...

hope parts of australia (queensland?) will now have sunny weather.

raya said...

beautiful photo of the beach!! thanks for sharing.. visit mine at http://culturemedley.com/2011/01/16/one-fine-sunday/

jeannette said...

We had some warm days for a week now, but the water is still cold though!

gengen said...

Oh boy i miss the warm temperature outside with this pretty shot. Happy watery Wednesday...See you.

DawnTreader said...

Looks lovely and far away... ;)

Tricia said...

Lots of fun & sun! =)

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow that's the place I want to be right now. Happy Wednesday!
Watery Wednesday

Cildemer said...

Oh! That's great!
How I miss the beach, the sea and the sand!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Hope you're enjoying a beautiful week****

Arija said...

Nice shot Gemma with all that twinkling water.

We too are still using a heater in the evenings. One of our rare blustery and cool summers with as yet no major heat waves. The roses love it and have put on quite a second show.

Enjoy your summer days until we get another Antarctic blast!

EG Wow said...

What a gorgeous day! Wish I were there! :)

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