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, June 12, 2011

Verandah Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ When the winter sun decides to shine, it is amazing that shadows are as close as a verandah outside.
Shadow Shot Sunday #160

Like a toy parade
Like fragments of a village
Like model shadows

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Is that cute little house a domicile for fairies or gnomes? It must be! (But where are the little creatures? Surely you've spotted them at one time or other!)


A shadow, a shadow, a shadow you say?
A shadow is coming to dinner today?

Oh, what shall we feed it, and what will it eat?
Just toss down a few rays of light at its feet,

And watch its dark mouth gobble up every ray,
But be sure, my friend, you don’t get in its way;

Keep out of the light so it won’t gobble you.
(If I were the hostess, that’s just what I’d do.)

A shadow is easy to feed, so they say,
So welcome your shadow to dinner today.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and there

Genie said...

Nice veranda shadow...I am having a hard time getting it fixed in my mind that you all are in winter. We are experiencing such a heat wave here. genie

onangelwings said...

That is really cool. What is that?

Ms. Becky said...

what a cute little house for a little creature. long shadows too, but conveniently located for sure. I marvel at our opposite worlds - you're in early winter and we're in...a cold late spring! happy SSS Gemma.

Sylvia K said...

You have better shadows in winter these days than I do in "almost summer"! Love that little house and those crisp, sharp shadows! Hope your weekend is going well, Gemma! Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I can see your shadow Sunday are pottery - so will my be tomorrow :-D

Pagan Sphinx said...

I really dig that gnome house and its shadow!

Ralph said...

Yes, winter shadows arrive and are long, the result of the now faraway sun. So, outside our windows broad shadows tempt the photographer...

The toadstool shaped birdhouse is unique and stylish on its own - the shadow forms an arrow on the wood, drawing our eyes to the entire shadow. Pointing out winter's unique sun position...

John said...

Beautiful shadows! Please come see my Shadow shots

chubskulit said...


Soft Shadow of the Pink Pixie, come and see.

EG Wow said...

Great shadows, Gemma. Is that little house for toads? I'd LOVE to have one in my garden.

Spadoman said...

Nice sharp dark edged shadows. Great capture for sure. I think I'll start calling my patio deck a veranda. Maybe I'll string some lights. You've motivated me.
Hope all is good with you.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shapes and shadows, Gemma.
— K

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

Dianne said...

the little house looks like a gnome
they do cast the best shadows after all :)

Marja said...

The shadow put an extra demension to that gorgeous little house. Nice haiku We don't get much sun at the moment Winter has started

The Chair Speaks said...

What a lovely shadow this little house makes! And it makes a perfect home for little frogs and critters.

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

Oh sister, isn't it funny how we have to decipher our cultural differences, like the crocs, the most comfortable rubber-like shoes, so comfortable and indestructible and lightweight, the winds just picked them up and threw them across the yard. And the craziest thing about the playlist too, I had no idea about the copyright in Australia, because I remember you having the best music on your blog too, but if they want advertizing on your blog, they should ask your permission. I thought it was very disruptive...sorta like all this rain, great for plants, but hard to weed because of it. My old house had very clayish soil and when it was dry, it was as hard as concrete. I love my soil now, it's sandy loam and very easy to cultivate, but since I'm doubling the size of the garden, I thought it be best if I got a small tiller to save my hands from the ravishing of the shovel. The cord will be a pain, but trying to keep the fuel lines clean on a gas power machine is more of a pain. It's only 11 inches wide, perfect size for a one woman garden!

How's the arm coming along, slow to heal I'm sure, especially when we're so active, ya can't slow us down! We are supposed to have sun tomorrow, with cooler temps, perfect for working in the yard. I'll be letting my chickens out in the yard to graze while I'm out there, they love to follow me around the yard, but when I walk toward the coop, they run right back inside...they are so funny with they're chicken antics!

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and you too get some heals the soul...take care dearest friend, stay on the mend and know that I too think of you often!!!


STEF said...

Oh I find this cute! Here's my shadow post for today. See you around!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Lovely "fairy house" shadow. gorgeous.

Kelly said...

What an interesting little house!! I can just imagine what occupants it holds. :)



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