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)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Sky Watch

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ It seems ironic that we should be caretakers for Mother Nature, yet there are developments like this one emerging on reclaimed swampland.
Here is a view of Martha Cove, Mornington Peninsula
Sky Watch Friday #133

Her artwork
Her daily routine
Her seasons
We're her seeds
She calls for understanding
Our Mother Nature

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JL Dodge said...

love this, hope that one day soon all of the worlds people will give back more to our Mother Nature, take care of her... before she has had enough of us !

Sylvia K said...

I feel exactly the same as JL and you! It is heartbreaking to see the many things that have and are destroying nature's beauty. Beautiful skies for a sad post, however, thank you!


Kim, USA said...

I too!! I don't know how they can reclaimed a swamp when it was put in there for a reason. What about the birds and fish and other habitat that live in the swamp they have a reason why they are there. I am so against this reclaiming "idea" thing. Sooner or later we do feel the harsh reality that Mother nature only knew how.
The houses looks great because it's modern and new but just don't like the idea. ^_^ Now I am ranting hehehe sorry!!!
Happy weekend and happy Easter!!


Francisca said...

This is Australia? I mean, doesn't Australia have ACRES of uninhabited land that can be developed? Why was there seen to be a need to reclaim at all? Now the Netherlands I understand... You captured a dramatic sky to make your statement. :-

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I think it's OK to reclaim some swampland--not all of it, but some of it--for human habitation. (I'm probably in the minority.)


I wonder why
Some love the sky
But not the wind and rain.

I wonder, friend,
If sky will end—
It’s too much for my brain!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks like a sad development, but I guess that every one of us live somewhere that once was a natural area. It is a dilemma.

forgetmenot said...

I hope our "caretaking" skills improve--we don't do a very good job sometimes. Love those clouds and your poem is priceless--great post. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

Anonymous said...

A lovely shot... I guess it's the old age battle between poor mother nature and a growing population?

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That's lovely.

Beverley Baird said...

Mother Nature too often loses to greed! Your sky photo is gorgeous - the development very sad indeed!
Wishing you a hppy Easter!

EG Wow said...

Humans still don't get it, I fear. We have sooo much to learn.

F R E J A said...

Such a beautiful scene.. the entirety is charming! Beautiful composition.



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