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, July 1, 2011

Dorothea's Skies

Sunrise on a winter's morning

Sky Watch Friday #143

Glories of our skies
Glories of our jewelled seas
Dorothea's soul

Celebrating the 126th birthday today of our national treasure in poetry - Dorothea Mackellar

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fredamans said...


Lesley said...

Dorothea has beautiful skies. and a lovely moon sliver as a bonus!

Shirley @ The Gardening LIfe said...

That is a lovely sunset. I like the sliver of a moon just visible in the dusk.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful dusk sky. I love the different shade of color here. Great shot!


Genie said...

An awesome and stunning sunrise. You were there with your camera at the perfect comment.Such a beautiful sight. Genie

magiceye said...

so beautiful.....!!

JO said...

beautiful sky!

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful sky--the color is incredible. What a treat to see such a gorgeous sky--free artwork to enjoy. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish I knew more about your national treasure! If she inspires you, I know she must be a wonderful poet.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Only those who are up early can captures such soul-searing beauty.


The sky’s a most wonderful thing,
Enjoyed by both peasant and king;
No matter the eye
That sees the bright sky
The proper response is to sing!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stormy Sky

ladyfi said...

Oh, how lovely!

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful sunrise, a lovely start to the day. Happy skywatching!



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