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 13, 2011

It Was A Wall and Window

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A new sprawling home is being built at a Red Hill property.
Leaning on the fenceline is this.
Somehow, I felt a kind of hollow sadness when I saw the play of early morning sunlight and shadow on this broken wall and window.
Shadow Shot Sunday #147

Used and useless wall
Wrinkled tattered and weathered
Like a broken life

The Shooters: 1. DianeStanley 2. DawnTreader 3. Marcia
4. Jane 5. Heather 6. April
7. Gemma 8. Vicki-IN 9. Arija
Thank you Tracy for including my last week's Shadow Shot Sunday in your wonderful collage!

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Ralph said...

It seems as if this once proud piece of a home is now forlorn. The shame is that this wall might have liked to be reclaimed and part of the new home - alas...

Life continues though as the weathered wood and broken glass will be recycled anew, for another home to be...

Millie Price said...

what a find! i am smitten by this wall w/window. it's beautiful. i'd like to snatch it up for myself!

Spadoman said...

This is a great shot! I often think of what took place to make a place uninhabited. Your shot has the home torn apart and dismantled. Then, I think that you are half way around the world from where I live and see things are quite similar. We are all related after all.


EG Wow said...

It is a bit sad, isn't it? But it makes a great shot, partly because it stirs the emotions.

Sylvia K said...

I find it sad as well, but it does make a wonderful shadow shot! Perfect words as always! Hope your weekend is going well, Gemma! Enjoy!


Hey Harriet said...

As lovely as the photo is, it is very sad. Perhaps the old wall will be reclaimed and used for other purposes so it will continue to live on in another form. I hope! I hope you've been enjoying your weekend Gemma :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice shot, perhaps it will get to take on another form like Tracy said. Love the shadows.

BLOGitse said...

Hopefully that wall witnessed good lives of humans...

Dianne said...

it's a pretty washed out color
I hope some part of it is used
lovely thoughtful post

Kathe W. said...

perhaps the wals would be re-used as a fence or garden addition...nice haiku!

Kelly said...

It does appear a bit forlorn, but what a lovely shade of green!

Anonymous said...

Even though it is worn by time, it still looks useful. It is a bit sad. It is so pretty.



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