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, September 25, 2011

Sea Horse Lair

Shadows play round the sea horse lair at Dromana beach

Shadow Shot Sunday #175
Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #83 ~ Poet's Choice

Just another beach
But mind the little sea horse
Guarding his treasures

P.S. This is actually just a boatshed on Dromana beach, but don't tell the sea horse!

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Ralph said...

The seahorse has a sort of glare in his eyes - all foes are to stay out! A nice entryway with lovely art!

Sylvia K said...

Now that is a great outhouse!! I love it! Terrific shadow shot for the day, Gemma! Love the colors! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Cassie said...

Okay, so is this a changing shack or a little cabin or as Miss Sylvia suggests, an outhouse?? Curious minds want to know! In any event, it is a sweet ShadowShot. Have a great Sunday Gemma!

sarayutouched said...

love the sea horse...very summery-like photo!!

Patti said...

I also like the seahorse...and wondered if this were an outhouse or not!

I'm guessing a changing shack at the beach.

Nice Haiku. Someday I'll learn how to write like that.

Summer is on its way for you! We are headed in the other direction.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Do seahorses REALLY live there? :-)


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Shadow with me day and night,
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Tell me what you think of me!

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Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely shadows, Gemma, and an even lovelier seahorse. He does look like a guardian, doesn't he? Something about the eye looks vigilant and slightly ferocious!
— K

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

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed this one - you capture the image completely.

Dianne said...

I love the sea horse and the shadows are beautiful
I also like the bit of red in the background

Saras said...

Sea Horse picture on a Outhouse door! Iam sure he guards well!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love the door and the shadows cast by the trees. Summer is on it's way, Yay!!

vivinfrance said...

A sweet poem. The seahorse looks a little cross at finding himself on a door!

Susie Clevenger said...

Nice photo and perfect words to go with it..the seahorse does seem to have an intense look :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Spadoman said...

Great shot! And I love the haiku. Looks like the seahorse is a guard. It is a lovely painting.


Nanka said...

Gemma, I tried making a Seahorse Haiku today for the free prompt at September challenge!! Didn't go very far :( You have an excellent one here today!! Like the sentinel of the outhouse!! :)

The Cello Strings said...

love the thoughts of seahorse guarding the treasure.

andy sewina said...

Love this!

Kelly said...

I love that door!! - and the shadows play against it perfectly!

Morning said...

simply love the imagery.

siggiofmaine said...

Enjoy the imagry and your imagination...a joy.
☮ Siggi in Downeast Maine



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