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, March 6, 2011

Crazy Guy

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Crazy little bright figurine given to me by one of my students.
It sits happily watching over me - on my filing cabinet at school - with a long twig.
Why the twig? I just like the artistic shape of twigs and branches!
Shadow Shot Sunday #146

Crazy character
All rugged up in happy scarves
Shadow like a bird

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Hey, sista...whassup!!!

Hot cold, hot cold...that's what the weather has been doing, can't make up it's mind...snow, rain, rain snow...such is the nearness of Spring, ever so close now. February was such a slow retail month compared to January, but we had lots of ice and no one comes out when ice is predicted...very scary! So I hope for plenty of good sales as spring starts to warm things up and we see the sun again!

However, I'm starting to get a lot of my spring soap orders in, so I'll be blowing bubbles quite frequently this next week!

My daughter is filling the void that still haunts her from the loss of her husband 4 years ago...she adopted a rescue dog, a beautiful HUGE Weimeraner...he's a 2 year old hunting dog that the owners couldn't keep anymore because he chased their horses...lucky for Piper, he's neutered too, an expensive procedure these days! They slept together last night, he's a cuddler, just what she wanted, so I think this will be a keeper!!!

Hope your kids are keeping you occupied and out of trouble...yeah right...seems like you are crazy busy all the time...taking some time for you too, aye?!

Do you feel the days just flying by these days, I'm constantly thinking, where has the time I'm anxiously awaiting the lazy dayz a'cumin, so I can savor every minute as it comes!

I'm off to work, so have a fabulous day and I'll see ya next week...big ol' Iowa farm hugs to ya...and a smooch!!!


sarayutouched said...

what a fun, whimsical character gemma...he brought a smile to my face. vivid colors...strong shadow. perfect shot.

fredamans said...

I really love this shot!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun, Gemma! This little guy reminds me of one given to me by one of my students years ago! Great memories! Love the twig!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!


Dianne said...

you must be a cool teacher to deserve a crazy character :)
it's adorable

Ralph said...

The character is crazy at first glance. Yet, he grows on us - not crazy but slightly eccentric. This eccentricity is what gives him/her/it the fun and happy-go-lucky personality that is so endearing. Fun is close by on the filing cabinet. A look at this after a tough day still will elicit a smile!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Definitely a quirky little character!


A shadow for one?
What fun, what fun!

A shadow for two—
In black or blue?

A shadow for three?
O my, O me!

A shadow for four?
Ah, mi amour!

A shadow for five?
Coming alive!

A shadow for six?
Light playing tricks!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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made by gen said...

This is a cute shot for SSS!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadows!

My Shadow Shot, have a blessed Sunday!

Kay L. Davies said...

The very whimsical figure looks like it's trying to catch the branch. Wonderful shadows, Gemma!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Boonie S said...

I like the artisticalness of it too. Great capture.

Have a good week, Boonie

Hey Harriet said...

Oh he's cute! What a sweet gift from your student. I imagine you to be a very much loved teacher to them all! Have a great week Gemma :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a lovely little fella. He is so cute, and I love the shadows.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow, that is a really cool photo that you have shared with us for SS. Thanks! And, thanks for stopping by to say hello. Happy SS.

Take care,


Miss Becky said...

I really love this shadow shot. it's so whimsical and colorful and I just want that little guy! this is a fave of the day for me. have a beautiful week Gemma!

Kelly said...

What a cute little guy! ...and in turn, a cute shadow.



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