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)


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Winter Contrasts

Early winter morning waters at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
I took this photo right after the beach grader had cleaned and levelled the sand!
Watery Wednesday #144

Warm light but cool air
Rugged yet gentle waters
Action but stillness

Hosted by 2sweetnsaxy aka T. Bruce


Lesley said...

The tire tracks make a nice contrast to the footprints.

Karen said...

Looks like the beach is still busy at some time during the day with all those tracks.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely beach and haiku, Gemma! The water looks beautiful.

STEF said...

I love it! Here's my entry. Thanks and see you!

Arija said...

Nice contrast of textures Gemma. Levelling the beach is a new one on me, I wonder why?

LivingSoAbundantly said...

I especially enjoy all of the shades of blue in this picture. It's beautiful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Do I see a person way out from shore? Aren't the waters a bit chilly this time of year?


Mist on the ocean,
Mist on the sea,
Mist on the meadow,
Mist on the tree;

Dew on the grasses,
Dew on the rose,
Dew in the garden,
Dew on my clothes;

All of this wetness,
It’s plain to see,
Promises blessings
For you and me!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Nikki . said...

Beautiful photo... gorgeous calm sea...

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a soothing scene, with a perfect haiku to describe it. Beautiful, Gemma.
— K

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

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Beautiful photo and haiku!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot!

Late Visiting for WW, here's my Watery Wednesday. Drop by when you can, thanks!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I have got to make it to the beach sometime soon. Hope you're having a great WW!



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