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)

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas by the Sea


On Christmas Day, this couple strolled the Portsea pier on the Mornington Peninsula.
The photo was taken from the gardens of the Portsea Hotel.

A summer Christmas
Strolling by the bay waters
A touch of dreaming


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8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely scene and I'm amazed as always at the difference in the seasons here in the US and in Australia! It does look so warm and beautiful! Hope you have a lovely Christmas, Gemma, and wishing your a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

wenn said...

Have a lovely year ahead!

Ralph said...

A stunning view! The briny sea air wafts over this trio, the day is warm and sunny. The family enjoys their time together in nature's brilliance and beauty. Lovely!

Liz said...

What a lovely photo.

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chubskulit said...

Beautiful day to enjoy!

JunieRose2005 said...

Looks like a beautiful place to spend a perfect day.



Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Leah H. said...

The photo was taken perfectly. I love the sea, the flowers and the family:)

Visiting for RT! Here's mine- hope you can visit too:)

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wifetoalineman02 said...

what a beautiful view of the beach, great family bonding too :-) Visiting for Ruby Tuesday, hope that you can return the favor too.

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