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, March 16, 2012

Autumn Wings


An Autumn sunset sky over Port Phillip Bay at Dromana

Wings in Autumn light
A soft kind of sunset
A sense of sighing



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16 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I thought 'what a lovely soft light' even before I read your words! They are exactly right, stated beautifully.

HansHB said...

Great shot, - nice light and a lovely sky!
Happy skywatch!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Gary said...

Great pastels!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Genie said...

This is a little piece of Heaven floating down towards Earth with all of its beauty. Gorgeous shot. genie

Laura said...

it feels exactly like a sigh Gemma...beautiful!

Genie said...

I tried to write a comment, but I think I goofed. Hope you do not end up with two. This is one of those beautiful shots that calms you and actually does make you sigh. It is just heavenly. I adore the little umbrella stuck over there on the left all by itself. It add a special little bit of charm to your overall image. Wonderful haiku as always. genie

Karen said...

A picture perfect sunset.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Very calm - nice shot!

Asni said...

This is very lovely, Gemma! I get the zen feeling reading it. Thank you!

Sylvia K said...

And such beautiful, soft light it is! Such a peaceful way to end a day, Gemma, and the perfect words as always! I love the birds! The perfect exclamation point! Have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Theanne said...

very soothing, very restful! nicely done!

Kim, USA said...

Awesome and a lovely photo.

SWF

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem to describe this amazing pic.

r.m. @ newviewfromhere.wordpress.com

forgetmenot said...

So pretty and peaceful looking. A lovely place to rest and renew. Have a great weekend, Gemma. Mickie ;)

Splendid Little Stars said...

love the imagery and the lovely poem. so beautiful!

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