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 2, 2012

Last of Summer Skies


Last of summer skies over Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
Autumn began with a vengeance yesterday - chilly winds and icy rain.
And last night it was announced on the news that we had 22 days of summer - above 30 degrees C. (I thought that there were less days than that!)
Was it really only last weekend that I took this photo?

Sweet summer sunlight
Cooling breath of sea breezes
The delight of warmth



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8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful sky and clouds, a gorgeous beach and the perfect words, Gemma! I always look forward to visiting your blog and enjoying the beauty you share with us! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Marja said...

Love the sight of the sea and "the delight of the warmth" I saw the first red leaves today autumn has arrived

L. Neusiedler said...

beautiful! we are waiting here for the spring skies!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Unknown said...

I think Boom & ! would like to hike along that beach. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Halcyon said...

Lovely skies! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the reports in the paper about the summers weather do seem to be at odds with how I remember it!

Stewart M - Melbourne

genie said...

The clouds in the sky over that darkish green water is a stunning sight. Seeing the growth along the bank reminds me of where we go each summer for a week of a family reunion. Such a peaceful sight. Lovely shot this week. genie

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