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 30, 2011

Swirly Shadow

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A swirly shadow on my verandah
Shadow Shot Sunday #141

Circle of life
Questions of sun and shadows
Sometimes there's answers

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Anonymous said...

This photo is super - I think it is part of a flowerpot holder!

Molly said...

I love your swirly shadows

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely shadow shot for the day, Gemma! And I do, as always, love your words! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Karen said...

Shadows like that always make me want to paint it on the surface it falls on, like a stencil. A great shot.

Serendipity said...

That's a lovely shadow shot!

Kay L. Davies said...

Super shadow, Gemma.
-- K

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

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And today's answer is?


If you see a shadow
And want to keep it near,
Point your trusty shooter
(Make sure the lens is clear);
Press with care the shutter,
Do not slam or sock it—
Then you’ll have a photo
To carry in your pocket!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

A Splendid, Shadowy Door

Ralph said...

This metal basket is stylish, when empty it leaves circular shadows on the straight linear table. Under a strong summer sun, the shadows stand out. The look of warmth is a plus for us who reside in a cold and snowy place!

A Wild Thing said...

Say it isn't so...back to school already...I disliked school so much, I could never have been a teacher, I was too busy exploring my world of art, discovering and drawing and painting everything I time for lessons. However, I applaud every teacher out there for your skill and patience and willingness to teach, it takes a special person to be a teacher...sorta like being a dog groomer, not everyone excels at that one either, you have to have the skill and the drive!

We had a fast weather change of 40 degrees today, melting, melting it, but I guess more snow is on the way for Monday and Tuesday...sigh...guess it is what it is.

I'm working on an Etsy shop for my blog, so tomorrow I stay home and compile photos and junk and start attaching to my shop, have lots to do, but if it keeps me home instead of at a 9-5...I'm all over it, especially with Spring heading our's a glorious season aye!

We were quite busy at the store today, warmer weather really brings out the folks that have bad cases of cabin fever, it gets to ya after awhile, not being able to leave the house because of the weather and when it's that cold out, you can't force us to leave!!!

Sounds like you're excited about the new goings on at the school, and when your happy, your students will be as well, bet you're just the bestest most funnest teacher Gemma...wish I could sit out on that veranda and dream with ya, but I am there in spirit!

Bunches o crazy hugs from the tundra sister!


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Looks like a very sunny day...nice shadow!

Dianne said...

I love the planter and the wood table is wonderful

Gengen said...

It is cute shadow shot...happy SSS!

Beverley Baird said...

A gorgeous shadow - almost looks painted!
Hope you are having a wonderful wekend!

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a gorgeous shadow shot.

My shadow shot, have a blessed Sunday!

Kelly said...

I really like this planter! (and its shadow, too, of course) I'm trying to judge its size based on the bench it's sitting on. Seems fairly large.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh I really, really like the patterns here!!

Mermaid Shadows

Hope you're having a super Sunday!!

Vinay Leo R. said...

donno why.. most of the times, answers are so extinct to these questions! :(

nicely done haiku.. :)

Laura said...

pretty shadow Gemma...and sometimes the answers are more questions:)

robin. said...

great shadow shot gemma!! i have a clock that has those ivy leaves incorporated in it. ivy leaves are lovely.

hope all is well...and that the start of your week is progressing nicely.

fredamans said...

Lovely pattern!

Anonymous said...

This is a great shadow shot. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie



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