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)


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shadows on Parade

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Last weekend, a little one enjoyed riding in the Western Port Festival community parade
Shadow Shot Sunday #145

Parades are exciting
Riding with my cool shadow
Protected wonder

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

G'day sister...thought I would get a note off to you before I leave for work. It's starting to get busy for me now with all the Spring soap orders coming in and the dog groomings are picking up too, as the fur has really grown long over winter and they want them shorter now.

Been a long winter(they all are)even though we haven't had the snows we're used to getting, it all went North and East of us...yayyy!!! But we still have winter, however, it's melting so much faster now, though our rivers are bank full, there will be flooding as all the snows North start to thaw, but, it is what it is and we deal with it as it comes...right!

Hope you aren't working too hard and are getting to the beach! I'm longing for those drives in the country when the roads are safe to drive on and not get stuck. This is a hard season for us, we're just sorta stranded inside. I've heard so many people say they just don't want to leave the house because of the cold...and I can tell by the weight the dogs have put on, not getting regular exercise, including Scratchy!!!

So be well, as always dear sister
and know that I think of you often...big frosty hugs from the Nor'lunds...!!!


EG Wow said...

Love this fun shot, Gemma!

Sylvia K said...

What an absolutely delightful capture, Gemma! Love the expression on her face and her "companion" is really cute, too! Terrific! Have a wonderful evening!


sarayutouched said...

what a precious shot the happiness!!!

hope your weekend was relaxing and that you have a blessed week ahead.

Jo Williams Photography said...

What a gorgeous capture, I really really like this. Well done Gemma. Have a great Sunday.

Ralph said...

She is a true beauty, looking shy yet bemused of all the attention toward her car. And the giraffe. The shadows fall on the car, the animal and door handle creating cool shadows. Who doesn't love a parade??

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures!

My Shadow Shots

Alissa Nicolau said...

This is a wonderful shadow shot. I love the colors of blue and the vibrant orange, but most of all, the little girls sweet smile. Too bad you can't find her parents to share this image with them..

gengen said...

Oh it is cute shot. Happy SSS!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a cute capture...and great shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

Now that's sweet! And her friend is cute! Dogs are the only animals I ever see riding in the backseats of cars :) I hope you had fun at the parade! Have a great week Gemma!

forgetmenot said...

Too cute and clever. Nice shot. Mickie

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The child looks mesmerized with wonder and joy!


Many shadow-seekers say,
“Oh, the one that got away!”
Why are you so uptight, folks?
Can’t you take light’s little jokes?

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shimmering Women

Spadoman said...

I love it! So whimsical. That stuffed animal looks alive! Very nice Gemma. Love the haiku as well.


imaginationlane said...

Oh, this is an amazing photo, Gemma! Such a wonderful moment you've captured, and as always, your words perfectly serve to extend the magic. This has quickly become a favourite to me!


Kelly said...

How cute!! I have a weakness for giraffes, so I love her companion.

srp said...

It looks like her giraffe is enjoying the show as much as she is.... how adorable!



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