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)


Sunday, March 24, 2013


Our very very old and tired back verandah is currently in the process of being demolished.
But a magpie still finds a good view.

out with the old
worn with the traffic of wonder
new kind of view

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blogitse said...

Waiting, waiting, waiting! :)

Jim said...

good capture

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dear Magpie,

You seem to be indulging in a moment of quiet reflection, quite unlike your usual raucous self. Are you contemplating the shadows?


Fortitude of Shadows

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Gem,
Good morning Down Under... hearing the magpie makes me giggle. I remember the Footy team §:-) as I like them.

Wow! your renovating? I can't wait to see the outcome. I like OZ plans of building. Hope I get some inspirations from Victoria.

Happy SSS2.
/CC girl

MyMaracas said...

The bird itself seems to be made of shadows.

I look forward to seeing your renovations!

Paula Scott said...

Very nice! The shadows remind me of a checkerboard pattern.

LV said...

Changes are never easy even thought we do have to make them. At least, the little bird is getting in his last visit.

namaki said...

I love the design made by the shadow on the wooden planks and the bird turning his back on us ! Great composition !

robin. said...

such a cool shot gemma. i like how the shadow stops before it reaches the top.

NatureFootstep said...

is that a magpie? It looks like something in between our hooded crow and our magpie. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OH YAY!, a remodeling project! (We're in the middle of one too...) Good for you for seeing the nature and beauty amid the chaos!



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