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)

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Sliding in Yellow


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A slide popular with young children at the Australia Day 2011 celebrations by Dromana pier, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #110
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Happy coloured slide
Popular celebration
Freedom for the young
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15 comments:

Genie said...

Gemma...Your shot today is just what I needed to perk me up. After a horrible week with lots of BAG kids in my “cellblock.” I was so looking for a bright and warm sunny weekend. NOT TO BE! It started raining yesterday and it is still pouring. Rain, Rain, Go away. Come again another day!” The colors is this picture make me smile and the scene brings out the inner child in me which seems to be getting shoved farther and father back with age. You were just what the doctor ordered. Hope you have a lovely day.

Meri said...

So colorful and fun, Gemma. And I kept scrolling down and down the blog page, finding more fun.

Rekha said...

So much colour and fun times in this picture....great perk up for the week ahead..

forgetmenot said...

Now that is a colorful slide! I love your post "Beauty of Grey Light" too--lovely scene, wonderful haiku. Your talent is showing!!! Mickie

Kerry said...

Hey I like this happy bright photo; it is very cheering!

Marja said...

Looks like a lot of fun Gemma. Reminds me of when my kids where young

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Perfect haiku for that image.

Gizelle said...

jump palace! (that's how it is translated from the german name lol)

My kids enjoy this as much as the trampoline. Have a lovely week.

Andy said...

I think I could fit in there perfectly. I'm almost ready for my second (3rd) childhood.

Candace said...

That looks like so much fun! Perfect for a warm day. I'm ready for some of those. :)

Mona said...

my daughter would love to play here, happy mym.

Mona said...

my daughter would love to play here, happy mym.

gengen said...

My son also love to play like that. Happy MYM!

Kim, USA said...

Can't wait to do this, this coming Summer that if I have the nerve to do it hehe. Looks pretty fun for kids they would love to do it for me well I have to try it, though! Happy Monday!
MYM

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderfully mellow yellow slide, Gemma. Great colours!
-- K

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