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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Friday, December 30, 2011

Summer Skies Evolving


Yesterday we were driving along the Mornington Peninsula freeway from Mornington to Dromana.
The air was warm.
I could roll the window down to catch fresh breezes.
I could take photos of the passing countryside of fields and rising Arthurs Seat mountain just outside Dromana.

Joy of summer skies
Wonder of sun-bathed country
Delight of new warmth



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18 comments:

Hakrilas said...

Nice photo! Have a nice evening, and happy new year for 2012!:)

Wenche said...

Lovely blu sky shot :0) Have a great day and Happy New Year ! :0)

Carver said...

Beautiful sky and landscape.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do love your beautiful blue skies, Gemma! Wonderful capture for the day!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

This looks like a picnic sort of day.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photo, great weather, Gemma. Some very hot days coming up for us!
May you have a Happy New Year!

HansHB said...

So beautiful!
I wish you a Happy NewYear!

Mormor said...

Summers dream
Have a happy new year

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty country you live in, gorgeous scenery and photo. Happy Skywatching and I wish you a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

Kay L. Davies said...

Mmm, summer breezes, how lovely!
Happy New Year!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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J Bar said...

Great sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ege denne said...

Summer heat :)
Happy new year :)

forgetmenot said...

Gemma, Lovely pastoral scene. Happy New Year. Mickie :)

Inge said...

Lovely.. I wish you a happy new Year.

Stewart M said...

Nice summer sky!

Seems that summer really will be here for the New Year.

Stay cool!

Stewart M - Australia

chubskulit said...

Our winter sky here is so chilly! Wish I am there Gemma hehehe..

Linnea said...

Very pretty and summery! Sometimes the landscape scenes you show remind me of parts of California. Thanks for stopping by at my SWF. Happy new year!

Cecilia Artista said...

How beautiful!
Happy New Year to you!

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