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, August 21, 2011

A Fringe of Shadow

A recent view of a still wintry Dromana beach from the pier.
Just visible on the left are a series of colourful boatsheds.
Anthony's Nose juts out in the background.

Shadow Shot Sunday #170

Waters are still chilled
Holidaymakers still gone
Beach still beautiful

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Ralph said...

The beach awaits a hot sun with soothing Pacific breezes to attract the beach goers. When full of people, the simple charm of the sandbar evaporates. So bereft of visitors, the simple sandy view is charming. Soon you in Oz will have the summer to enjoy as I am aware that our summer is heading to a close. Stunning capture from the pier!

sarayutouched said...

your "wintery" picture makes me envious of your winters. beautiful shot gemma.

fredamans said...

That is a beautiful shadow shot!

Ms. Becky said...

well I believe you've beautifully captured "still". yes, it is so. lovely Gemma. happy SSS to you.

Annabella said...

I love the beach in the winter - the stillness you can feel. Fabulous shadow shot! Happy SSS!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"still" seems to be the prominent theme of your haiku this week! :-)

(I still like it, though!)


If I had a shadow as big as the sky,
I never would fear, and I’ll tell you why:

My shadow would save me from dragons and things
That fly in the night with terrible wings;

My shadow would keep me away from the beast
That sniffs in the west and sniffs in the east

Hungry for children who play all alone,
Hoping to feast upon blood, upon bone;

My shadow would be my protector and knight
To keep fear at bay, to banish all fright.

I’m so glad my shadow is always nearby,
Though it’s not nearly as big as the sky!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in hoofprints and stone

Dianne said...

I love the beach in winter

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

Boy it does look wintery at the beach, but I bet it stills smells of salty sea breezes, my favorite scent. Some days I wake up and walk outside and imagine I can smell the salt air of Florida, you smell it the moment you drive over the state line, it's ingrained in my soul!

I'm so happy to hear that your shoulder is doing better, you sound so chipper and positive about for my finger, it's still bent. They say if you wear a splint for 2 months it will straighten out...yeah right, on my right hand, fat chance of that happening, I can't write a thing when the splint is on, let alone groom dogs...GEESH...what next!

Got 2 more eggs outta the coop when I got home from work today. I had totally forgotten what fresh eggs taste yellow and fresh, they actually have a taste, tomorrow they will be fried, the omelet this morning was delish!!! It will be very hard to eliminate Louie, but the 2 boys will fight continually and with winter coming, it'll be too cold to deal with it, cause Big just won't let him in the coop...bad Brandon, but his harem loves him(Big)so it must be Louie I sacrifice.

Hope you get out in the sun and I hope we get more rain, it sprinkled enough to just give off the scent of parched earth...sigh!!!

Have a great week old friend, take care and mucho hugs comin' yer way!!!

Genie said...

Oh, Gemma....your post makes me think of the “self portrait” post I used from Buddy, but the colors in yours are so muted and beautiful. This is a dreamy shot...the kind that says, "Genie, you will be at the beach this time next week.” Love the shadow. genie

Sylvia K said...

I love the beach in winter, too, and what a lovely, peaceful capture for the day! Wonderful shadow shot and, of course, your beautiful words, Gemma! Hope your weekend is going well!


Twiggy said...

That's a nice shadow! Like it a lot.

Leovi said...

Nice shot, excellent perspective with the delicious shade.

gengen said...

This is a cute shot...happy SSS!

Kelly said...

This is very nice and the shadow was totally unexpected for me. Standing on a pier - of course!

Francisca said...

Beautiful beach and I like how you've composed your self-portrait shadow, Gemma!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Looks lovely!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice composition and your photo, too.


Just Capture said...

That is beautiful, shadow by the beach!



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