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 6, 2011

White Mystery

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Creative garden feature at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
SOOC Sunday #117
Haiku Heights #29 ~ Spyhole ~ suggested by Rumya

Strange indentations
Like a sacred cairn in white
Garden mystery

Creator's spark
A spyhole flashback in time
If only we knew

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Dimple said...

This is an interesting piece, and, as you said, a mystery. Sculpture? Natural stone?
It is compelling and a little scary!

The growths on the post are lichens. If I remember correctly, lichen is a combination of a moss and an I have to go look!

Dimple said...

I was close...lichen is a combination of a fungus and an alga. It grows places neither could survive alone, like rocks and fence posts!

fairchildstreet said...

Such a lovely place The Enchanted Maze Garden. Chamaine

Jan said...

Very interesting. My bet is on a natural formation that's been move to the lovely gardens.

EG Wow said...

It's probably natural stone but it looks a bit like a melting snowbank to me. Yeah, well it is winter here. :)

Anonymous said...

Really got me thinking on this one. I might need to check that thing out when I'm there next.

forgetmenot said...

Thanks for coming by my blog---love "White Mystery" and "School Shadows"---both great shots. I liked reading your "About Me" profile too--glad you have found love. It makes the world a whole lot better place to live in. I'm a teacher too--first grade and Preschool--also a Libra. I'll check in on your blog again. Mickie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I thought at first it was a natural formation and then I changed my mind. Which is it?

DawnTreader said...

Not easy to tell how much of that is natural vs man-made.

BLOGitse said...

Modern piece of almost natural art :)
Have a good week ahead!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You handled the Haiku Heights prompt ("spyhole") quite deftly, Gemma. I'm still struggling with it!

Jan n Jer said...

This is very looks a little like marble to me.

ruthi said...

Nice sculpture. Great verse that went with it too.

trisha said...

beautiful pair. loved them both. Nature is really amazing some times.

mine is here:

Rekha said...

Its a beautiful piece of many heads seated/sandwiched together...
We never quite know what the creator, be it a sculpture or the universe, actually visualised....we can only hazard a guess....beautiful Haiku

Rumya said...

That structure is a mystery indeed, but it looks marvelous amidst the green, yellow and white.

Lovely shot and a wonderful take on the Haiku Heights prompt, Gemma.

Jingle said...

smart Haikus,

Nanka said...

It has intrigued me too!! Very bright but still mysterious. Finally my conclusion is that it is just there to accentuate the white flowers growing all around it :)

Leo said...

how beautiful Gemma.. it looks like it has lots of spyholes.. perhaps one can take us back in time too :)



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