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, April 10, 2011


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula are symbols of the season.
Autumn leaves are like the entree to Winter.
Haiku Heights #38 ~ Nigh

Changing of the guard
Coloured shadows of summer
Winter chills are nigh

Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo


The Chair Speaks said...

A thousand million thanks for sending healing purrs. Cinders is better.

Love the first picture!

Christine said...

Fabulous photo, perfect haiku to go with it.

Anonymous said...

Great take on nigh, and perfect for changing of the season. Although, I love spring flowers, my heart belongs in Autumn ...

I really like your blog quote as well!

Jingle said...

spring is nigh,

beautiful capture of the change of seasons.

dthaase said...

great post

Anonymous said...

Great use of words here. Haiku is just so great isn't it!

trisha said...

splendidly crafted poem.




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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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