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 27, 2011


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Whispers of flowers and sunlight and shadows still linger in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Shadow Shot Sunday #149

Whispers and secrets
Like returning to cocoons
Autumn symphonies

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Clytie said...

Delicate daisies
Leaving shadows on the wall
Escape from boring

I did it! I made a Haiku!

Happy SSS!

Anonymous said...

Clytie and I think alike, the first word that came to mind was 'delicate'. I can just imagine these growing wild and casting a beautiful shadow.

Sylvia K said...

Seems there's three of us! My first thought was how delicate, fragile these are and how lovely to find them wrapping the wall in their beauty! Wonderful capture and words as always, Gemma! Hope your weekend is going well!


Martha Z said...

As always, I enjoy your skill with the camera and the words.

Anonymous said...

You are so good finding the small things everywhere, Gemma ;-)

Anonymous said...

Your mention of the Mornington Peninsula brings back happy memories of a wonderful holiday that we had in and around Melbourne! - Oh - and the shadow shot is super too!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

These are so delicate it Gemma! certainly do feel like whispering :)
Have a great weekend!

Ralph said...

The wildflowers are delicate, the elegance of life showing off well against the weathered wood. Autumn in Oz seems so nice, the right amount of warmth and light still around. Pleasant days, not cold - actually just right!

Cassie said...

Whispers is such an apropo name for this light, breezy ShadowShot! Very nice indeed. Have a great weekend.

sarayutouched said...

such delicate little flowers...whispers, autumns symphonies. simply lovely gemma!!

Jo Williams Photography said...

So so pretty Gemma, i love it. Lovely light, and such softness.

Cynthia M said...

Aaahhh, erigeron so beautiful, so simple, so tenacious...well captured :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Does that mean their sweet little voices are being choked out by autumn's chill?


Said Shadow, “I do wonder why,
When there is no sun in the sky,
I must disappear;
I’d like to stay here
And never again say good-bye!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Aztec Altar

Spadoman said...

Very nice shot, Gemma. Looks very delicate. I have to remember you're into Autumn now, so these flowers must be nice to still have 'hanging' around. I like flowers!


A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

Such a shy whisper from Nature in these delicate shadows, you've been walking the hood again aye!!! We are so longing for continual warm weather, we're about to burst our seams. 29 degrees isn't very conducive to playing in the gardens, you don't even want to make a mad dash to the car for any reason...COME ON SPRING!!! Though we Northerners are not deluding ourselves, we know how brutal March can be, as well as we wait!

Hope school stuff isn't driving you mad with longings to move to Tasmania, though if it's really what you want, they'rd be no stopping me, as I so long to be in Florida, but the time is not right yet for me, as well as you albeit...

At least you have sanctuary in the sea, the Mississippi River with all it's pollution and muddy waters, leaves little to be desired these days. The fish are too polluted to eat because of farm's a sad state of affairs in the world, major changes need to happen now before it is too late!

I create my own little world on my 6 acres, planting more trees for the environment and to hide me away from the maddening world that surrounds me...I'm a loner, so it's quite normal for me, wouldn't have it any other way...think I'll go plant more tomorrow. I'm thinking of doing a small water feature too, then I'll pretend the ocean is right out my door...must get a conch shell so I can here the wave song!

It is good to be eccentric, that way people don't get involved, they stay at a safe distance from my folly...ahhhh, sweet insanity!!!
Hope you have a wonderful, productive week ahead dear sister by the sea...think of you often!!!

Hugs o bunch!!!

Beverley Baird said...

Such delicate, pretty little flowers and their shadows! Love your verse as well!

Nicole said...

I like the femininity of your photo and your words are beautiful.

chubskulit said...


My shadows, have a great weekend!

Hey Harriet said...

"Autumn symphonies" - I love it! These are such sweet delicate shadows! I hope you've been enjoying the weekend Gemma! I imagine it's starting to get a little cooler where you are now. The chilly weather hasn't really hit here yet. Which is fine by me :)

Anonymous said...

I really like your flower whispers - delicate shadows, soft colors, the texture of the wood...

Kathe W. said...

lovely light shadows with the wispy flowers! Great capture!

fredamans said...

Beautiful whispy shadows!

Kelly said...

What a beautifully delicate shot! I really like it.

Lynette Killam said...

An absolutely lovely photo with those delicate shadow, Gemma, and your haiku just charmed me...:)

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