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)


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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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!


Marja said...

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

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

beautiful! we are waiting here for the spring skies!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Gary 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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