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)


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Beauty of Age

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ On Australia Day, 2011, many older women who helped with stalls dressed in colonial style white mob caps!
This photo was taken near Dromana pier, Mornington Peninsula
Weekend in Black and White meme

White lacy mob cap
Remember pioneer days
The beauty of age

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EG Wow said...

I like when people really get into the spirit of the day by dressing the part.

Dragonstar said...

What a fine portrait! So much character in her face.

James said...

Excellent portrait. This reminds me of the colonial reenactments around here.

anemonen said...

Stunning portrait. I love it!

aileni said...

I agree with D'star. A good'un.

lina@home sweet home said...

Love seeing her friendly face...

Cildemer said...

Her bonnet looks like the one I made for my daughter for the commemoration of the French Revolution in 1989 in our village;o)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pic;o)

Have a happy weekend****

Carver said...

That's a great portrait. I love it.

fredamans said...

Interesting woman.

LauraX said...

such dignity you've captured, mob cap and all:)

Karen said...

She looks tired, but happy. An excellent candid portrait.

Mona Sweden said...

Excellent portrait! I like when people age naturally. They are so beautiful without botox and cosmetic operation.

David & Melanie said...

I agree with Karen...she looks like she's been working and wanted to sit and rest a bit.
Nice portrait, she's looks like a friendly person.
David/ Houston :-)



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