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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Thursday, May 24, 2012

21st Century Wilderness


This sign appears at the front of a property on Main Street, Mornington

Sad sign of the times
A space waiting to be loved
Modern wilderness 

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9 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

How sad. This makes me want to cry. I wonder what joy people can possibly get out of doing vandalism (but it happens everywhere it seems).

Lola said...

A sad reflection of the times in which we live!

Great shot.

Clytie said...

Oh my word.
How poignant. Sad.
Your Haiku is perfect ...

Pat said...

Now THAT is both sad AND pathetic!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful. I love this, Gemma. You live in a beautiful country! I cant find an email address for you, kiddo. Would you please e me at WildWoman2@shaw.ca ? Thanks, kiddo.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh that is a sad sign.......a little strip of green that someone loved. Argh.

Lindy MacDuff said...

I can't even imagine someone trying to ruin a beautification effort. Yes, a sad sign of the times.

Dianne said...

the little welcome sign makes me sad
people can really be awful
what a shame

Lesley said...

You can read the frustration of the owners in this sign. How sad, for everyone.

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