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, June 24, 2012

Seashell Shadow


Seashell on Rosebud beach, Mornington Peninsula

Beauty cast on sands
Like an exile from the sea
Like a frame of life

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25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I do love shells and this one is so beautiful! Perfect shadow shot for the day, Gemma! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! It almost looks like a leaf lying in the sand.

robin. said...

gemma...you give me the itch to head to the beach...may just have to do that tonight...lake michigan is about an hour away...i am thinking sunset views would be perfect tonight. have a blessed day!!

namaste...

Ralph said...

The lone scallop shell sits on the sand, its shapely countenance brightening up the drab wet sand. It stands out nicely!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful.

Scrappy Grams said...

an unusual shell, and lovely it is! I would want to pick it up after taking the shot if I had been the lucky one to see it.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great shor of sand, shell and shadow! Love your haiku!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Gem,
I second demotion what Robin, said.

It's summer in Europe but, hey! Dowununder is more warmer though winter compare to our summer, huh?

I am craving for more sunshine.

Happy SSS,
/CC

Min fotogen said...

Great shoot and shadow!

Lighthousegal said...

Lovely shell. Looking for shells is my favorite thing to do at the beach. I can walk for miles along the water's edge searching for that perfect shell. Plus the sound of the ocean is amazing.
Happy Sunday!

MyMaracas said...

"Exile from the sea..." I love that phrase. The delicate colors and rich textures here are really beautiful.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the shadow this week Gemma!! Makes me think that vacation is not so far away :) Enjoy your weekend!!

Dianne said...

she sees seashell shadows at the sea shore :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Beautiful textures and shadows. It actually feels sandy!

Meoww said...

Wonderful shadow shot... !

eJoops said...

Cool find!

jewaicious said...

What a lovely capture of the shell fringed with shadows.

Rambling Woods said...

Gemma..I have been enjoying your beautiful poetry and photos for several years I think....Michelle

Leovi said...

A beautiful shell, really exquisite.

Naquillity said...

what a beautiful seashell. i've always enjoyed picking seashells up along the shoreline. hope all is well~

Splendid Little Stars said...

pretty.
makes me long for beaches.

Katrin said...

Amazing picture - thanks!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

twobarkingdogs said...

fun times! fun photo!

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful words and image!

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