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)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beside the Giant Tea Cup

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In the background, a teapot and tea cup ride for young children at the Australia Day 2011 celebrations by the Dromana pier, Mornington Peninsula.
This was taken very early in the day, so the man and child shared balloons while they waited for the ride to open.
Ruby Tuesday meme

Giant tea cup ride
Spinning in the world of fun
Small world fantasy

Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet


Y. Ikeda said...

Did you take a ride?

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ahh....The Mad Tea Party.........
Now we know why they were mad! :)


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Paul Andrew Russell said...

'...small world fantasy.'

Lovely evocation of childhood dreams.

Very nice writing, Gemma.

RNSANE said...

Very cute!! It could well have been a Mellow Yellow Monday post, too!

Genie said...

This definitely brings out the inner child in me. Your shot is so sharp and so colorful. It is what a would call a “fun” photo. I really like it.

Christine said...

Great RT photo, Gemma!

Leora said...

Love the excitement. It's a grand teapot.

Anonymous said...

I guess the teacups are turning round as well as the roundabout! Great RT-photos ;-)

Kim, USA said...

This is fun!

Dianne said...

the colors are so vivid!
especially in contrast to that gray sky, which is still quite lovely

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The reds are bright spots in an otherwise dismal day!


A damsel who loved shades of red
Discovered she’d been sore misled;
She had no more rose,
Nor blush for her nose—
If she finds the thief, the guy’s dead!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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