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, December 28, 2012

Queenscliff Skies

Skies over Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula (on the opposite side of Port Phillip Bay from my Mornington Peninsula)
The black lighthouse is the only one of its colour in Australia and it is said that it's one of only three in the world.
The notorious The Rip, just beyond the headland, opens into Bass Strait.

A guarded headland
Watching journeys through The Rip
Like a caring guide

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday


Laura said...

wonderful haiku to rest with your beautiful photo Gemma.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies over a wonderful place! Great composition, Gemma, and a terrific capture for the day and words to match! Wishing you a very wonderful and Happy New Year!!

Tara R. said...

This is a lovely seascape.

Norma Ruttan said...

lovely seascape, fit for a story to blend with your wonderful haiku!

NatureFootstep said...

I have never seen a black lighthouse. Mostly they are red or white. Nice scenary.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful scene, gemma!

Loredana Donovan said...

A dramatic photo with that black lighthouse and cloudy sky--beautiful! Thank you for your nice comments on my blog and Happy New Year :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I've never seen a black lighthouse, quite dramatic.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Cool, I love lighthouses! I grew up in Delaware and there's one or two black lighthouses, but of the metal variety



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