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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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tree of Life


Shadow of a tree in summer sunlight at Mornington cemetery.
The old branches may have faded away or may have broken, but the sun casts clear shadows of life moving on.
The tree of life...

Perhaps broken life
But that lives in yesterday
Tomorrows live on


Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is hosted by Magical Mystical Teacher, Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman

24 comments:

sarayutouched said...

trees are beautiful...and so are the shadows that they cast. Happy New Year Gemma!!

Ralph said...

We think of trees so often in the context of a forest - a leafy thicket where all feel the same. The lone tree leaves its rich shadow, though - its style and singular personality stand out without neighbors. Nice!

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful shot. :)

Sylvia K said...

I do love trees and what a beautiful shadow shot for the day, Gemma! Thanks again for co-hosting SSS! Have a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Dimple said...

Gen_8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

I am so grateful for the cycles of our lives. I am in winter and you are in summer, but we both know that another season is coming.

May your New Year be blessed.

Paula Scott said...

So lovely, thoughtful and appropriate!
Have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

toby said...

Amazing find, that must be a really tall tree :)
Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

What a perfect shadow! Maybe not as full of foliage as its counterparts, but beautiful nonetheless!

chubskulit said...

Looks like a painting Gemma. Hapy new year!

John McElveen said...

Trees so speak to me! They are alive with stories! Thank you and Happy New Year!!!

John

Cassie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. (You know what for!) I also like that the shadow points to an evergreen tree. Tree of life indeed. Happy New Year.

Lea's Menagerie said...

Beautiful shadow shot, and poem, too!
Happy New Year!
Lea

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful photo, Gemma. Where would we be without trees?
K

Maple Lane said...

Your photography is so superb. It's a pleasure to visit with you through Shadow Shot Sunday and I wish you all the best in the new year.

I just have a point and shoot camera but I certainly am inspired to do my best and I appreciate the opportunity to share with each of you.

BLOGitse said...

It's here - 2012!
Happy New Year!

Angie said...

Super shadow - what a nice place to rest! Happy New Year.

T... said...

what a stunning shadow, wonderful tree....
Happy New Year

wenn said...

nice shot! Happy 2012!

Rajesh said...

Great shadows from trees.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Crafty Gardener said...

beautiful tree shadow

Catherine said...

What a lovely summer scene...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

G'day!! I really like the cropped image of the tree with the full shadow cast on the grounds of the cemetery.

Happy New Year...and as always, thanks for visiting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm enjoying your wintertime green shadow. It's cold here.

Jazzbumpa said...

This appeals to my inner Druid.

Cheers!
JzB

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