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, May 30, 2011

Empty Swing


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A lonely looking swing
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Mellow Yellow Monday #122
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Shadowed lonely swing
Like an empty kind of joy
Waiting for a child
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8 comments:

JL Dodge said...

Gemma,
This is wonderful, I love the lonely yet happy feeling !
Sorry we had such a time with blogger lately, hope to be able to comment from now on !

ENJOY
JL&B

Genie said...

This shot brings back so many memories of playing with the grandchildren. These type plastic swings were not around back in my day. The shadows are beautiful. Such a quite, inviting picture. G

Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful photo, Gemma. I just want to pick up a baby and put her in that swing!
— K

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

clavs said...

Happy MYM sis! mine is here:http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/mymbm-rt.html
clavs

Ann said...

Baby grown up and gone to school.

Stephanie V said...

This makes you wonder...where is the child? is the swing still just moving ever so slightly?

Kim, USA said...

I wonder where the child go too ^_^ Maybe taking a nap? Happy Monday!

Yellow Tulips

Liz said...

Cute swing and I love that it's red and yellow.

Happy MYM!

Liz @ MLC

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