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, August 9, 2009

Fallen Camellias, Beautiful Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Fallen camellias make wonderful shadows, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Shadow Shot Sunday #64

Fallen tainted beauty
Pink sighs cast on the pathway
Shadowy castles


kbear said...

Great shadow shots...and I love all the winter clouds you capture here. so beautiful!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Simple but gorgeous shot...even a little sad but very enjoyable all at the same time!

foto CHIP said...

Good shadows and lovely flowers :)

GalleryJuana said...

The flowers look stunning against the pavement.

bobbie said...

They do make wonderful shadows. Lovely.

whizkid said...

wow, pretty n pink :)

Jacqui said...

Beautiful clear colours and great shadows.

Hot Fudge said...

Winter flowers are the best, aren't they? How I miss the camelias living up here in Brisbane.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Such a pretty shadow they make! quite beautiful!

A Wild Thing said...

Tainted beauties and pink sighs...I love it...oh how I wish that we had such sweet beauties in the middle of our winter...I can't imagine anyone saying, oh how I would love to have a cold winter...I wish we had sleet and snow and driving winds, white knuckle driving from gripping the wheel as the car drives all over the slick roads...or let's go shovel 10 inches of snow and then if we're really lucky, we can do again tomorrow...NOT!!!

Why do I stay, well, I guess it's in my blood, it's a rejuvenation waiting the winters out, to be reborn again in the spring, like beautiful butterflies, we emerge to start anew and put in the gardens we were dreaming of all winter...
or maybe we're just tetched in the head!!!

I would miss the things that make the homeland the homeland...we all have these humble beginnings, some just choose to be knee deep in that true my Aussie friend...what would you miss dear sister, of your homeland...

Big fat hugs from afar!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Torn from their moorings
pink camellia flotilla
drifting aimlessly…

Rambling Woods said...

Now that is clever Gemma...

Gina said...

what beautiful blooms! first camellia bud opened this happy :)

Sally in WA said...

Those are beautiful camellias with their shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh how pretty those flowers are all in a row! And what big shadows they cast! A great shadow shot!

Sylvia K said...

Yes, three lovely camellias all in a row and what lovely shadows they make!

Have a great day, Gemma!

bj said...

This is so so cool. Love your shadows.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photo, such pretty flowers, such long shadows!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a sweet shot! Such lovely flowers. Their shadows seem to have shapes all their own.

Linda said...

Those shadows are so sharp and clear -- and I love how the pink simply vibrates against the neutral background. Lovely!



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