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)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Heaven Scents

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A rose in my last summer's garden, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Word Pool Wednesday #2 ~ coutryside + rose + sunshine

Strolling some lonely countryside beneath weeping sunshine meant that heaven's door was tightly closed today. But even naked spaces were better than chilled dark alleyways. I may taste scents of a summer rose.

Hosted by Ellie Garrett (UK) at Diving in the Word Pool
*33 word story*


Sara Chapman said...

I do so love roses. We haven't had much sun at all here so this makes me dream of a perfect day. Great photo.

Old Kitty said...


I came over from Ellie's Diving in the Word Pool 33 word story challenge!

I love your poetic imageries (weeping sunshine, lonely countryside) and the spiritual and uplifting melody of your story.

Thank you for sharing.
Take care

joanne fox said...

Fantastic story and very atmospheric.

Thanks for visiting my blog. x

Ellie Garratt said...

The photograph of the rose is stunning!

I love the imagery your microfiction conveys - lonely countryside, weeping sunshine.

Thank you for taking part x

RA said...

Beautiful words and photo. I hope you are doing great, Gemma. Have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

and heavenly photo.



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