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)


Monday, September 12, 2011

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Flood

Spring blossoms in the gardens of the heritage property of Coolart, Balnarring

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Flood
Macro Monday meme

Flood of Spring beauty
Drowning in sights and sweet scents
Wondrous indulgence

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Christine said...

those kinds of floods I like, the aroma kind...
I am using google chrome now, I was having trouble leaving comments and seeing your beautiful photo's in the past, you have an amazing blog of pics with words...

judithwesterfield said...

love the line "wonderous indulgence"
perfect blend of words

Splendid Little Stars said...

aahh...yes! the lusciousness of Spring! said...

Superb photo - your haiku does it justice. It is somehow indulgent too, I don't understand why.

Nanka said...

Would love to drown in this flood, such wondrous pretty!!

vivinfrance said...

How comforting it is to know that half the world is experiencing the glories of Spring, while we are plunging towards winter. And I'm not being sarcastic!

Twiggy said...

Beautiful words and a stunning photo!

Tarang Sinha said...

Beautiful picture & haiku!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

You have such a wonderful talent for melding your beautiful words with photos. This particular haiku and photo is glorious.

Carolina Mts said...

Nice take on the word flood. Thanks for your kind comments!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Lovely words and images. Loved it!


Karen said...

It's wonderful, delicate and soft.

Ms. Becky said...

lovely image and so too the words to go with it. the photo says "spring and rebirth" beautifully. I love that we live on opposite sides of the planet and I get to experience two seasons at the same time! happy day to you Gemma.

Mama Zen said...

Great haiku!

mjshorts said...

Wondrous indulgence indeed.
A lovely haiku.

Gunsside said...

Beautiful, lovely light into your shot ;))

Tigerbrite said...

Ah. Spring. Australia of course. I am in the last throes of summer in Spain. Still the sun beats down. And will continue to be warm right through to Christmas. Your midsummer.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The flood of spring's beauty is about the only one that it's safe--and satisfying--to indulge in.

Floods here and here and here

beccagivens said...

love it!

dsnake1 said...

if only i could find such spring beauty over here. :)

a lovely take on the theme!

Leo said...

i wouldn't mind a flood of that petals i think :)



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