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, January 16, 2011

Leaf Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadows from a plant overhanging my verandah!
So nice to see some summer sun!
Shadow Shot Sunday #139

Crop of leaf shadows
Secret remnants of sunshine
Harvest of summer

Tracy's Collage from SSS 9.01.11 ~ Thank you so much for including mine!
The Shooters: 1. EmakesArt 2. FlowerPhotography 3. Annalyn
4. QuasiSerendipita 5. AngelaNZ 6. JustLikeMartha
7. Gemma 8. SweetRepose 9. Sue

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


A Wild Thing said...

Ahhhh...summer dearest friend...I made a quick retreat after throwing birdseed out for the doves this brisk morning. Snow flurries on the way today, nothing to worry about, just COLD!!!

I'll be heading out to work again this morning with a tote full of toys to play with whilst there, hopefully the human traffic will keep me busy. Things are picking up for us, as more people discover our new location.

Winter is still going strong, as the seed catalogs make their presence know again for another season...however mine are of the honeybee variety, as I put together my bee package and build my new frames for the intrepid creatures to produce their sweet stores on, so I can rob in the fall my stores, then leave them enough to feed on during the winter months.

All in cycles of sharing the bounty, one with all that surrounds in this big ol blue orb...if only all would share and keep the hope that all are equal and deserving!

It's time to gather the woollys together and head for the work doth call me hither...have a wonderful Sunday dear friend...enjoy that summertime!!!

Big honey sweet hugs from a friend afar!


robin. said...

gemma today i am dreaming of sitting in your sunbeam...letting it warm my bones. ventured out in the flurries today for cold and allery medicine for hubby. and picked up the fixings for chili.

hope you are having a wonderful sunday...

fredamans said...

Pretty shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

So pretty how vibrant the greenery looks against the shadows! Lovely!

I so very much agree with you about Twitter! Twitter has been the most awesome tool in keeping everybody connected and up to date. And I'm now a big fan of Anna Bligh! I didn't really have much of an opinion of her before either way, but throughout this whole crisis she has shown herself to be an amazing leader. I'm so impressed by how she has handled everything. Go Anna!

The flooding has now spread to so many other parts of the country. Many places in Victoria are now experiencing it. When will it end? I hope you remain safe where you are Gemma! Happy week ahead to you!

BLOGitse said...

What a picture, cool!
Have a good week ahead!

Hey Harriet said...

Me again! Sorry I didn't notice your link was missing from Mr Linky. I was reading your comment and then popped over from the comment box and not via Mr Linky so I wasn't aware. I suspect you had added your link and Mr Linky was a bit peckish and ate it. Piggy Linky! I'm just being silly now. See ya!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm glad Harriet added your link....I would have missed this photo and your post.

That's a terrific photo. I hope it begins to dry up around your country!! How devastating.

Selena Statue on the Bay

Hope your day is a happy one.

Anonymous said...

Lovely leaf shadow shot. Cool haiku too. Thanks for this.

Best wishes from Boonie

gengen said...

Wow you have a cool and pretty shadow shot. Nice job.

Serendipity said...

Very nice shadow shot :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Very soothing shady spot! Lovely, Gemma.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love your sunshine and sharp, leafy shadows! Such a lovely capture as always and does serve to increase my longing for spring! Hope you've had a great weekend, Gemma!


Kelly said...

Beautifully crisp shadows! Nice to see your sunshine there.



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