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, April 10, 2011

Shining Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A feature in my lounge room
Shadow Shot Sunday #151

The shine of morning
The glow of feeling renewed
The joy of shadows

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


JL Dodge said...

Nice shadow shot Gemma !
Love the poem too !

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Oh how I love it when I stumble on illustrated poems. Just lovely. Now, time for tea!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Ordinary objects take on extraordinary beauty when our eyes are truly open.


Welcome the shadows surrounding your life,
Treat them as lover or husband or wife;
Welcome them in as you would one who’s dear;
Hug them, embrace them without any fear;
Honor, respect them, and give them their due,
For shadow and light are both parts of you.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Deep Shadows Beckon

Sylvia K said...

Delightful shadow shot for the day, Gemma! Love the shining silver tea set and the perfect words as always! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!


Anonymous said...

I do not think there is a more elegant shadow this week!

Dimple said...

This is such a lovely picture! The reflections and shadows add to the beauty of the tea set, and there is a little surprise under the left leg of the teapot for good measure!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautifully elegant Gemma!

Ms. Becky said...

lovely words, and this is a real feel-good photo.

Ralph said...

A silver tea set - the style of old world elegance. It seems that a high tea (which I have never had the pleasure of an invite) is of a past that never changes. The silver setting is lovely, the tea warm, the cucumber sandwiches thin and the scones with cream warm. It would be a treat!

gengen said...

Nice tea set...happy SSS!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh be still our hearts! We love silver Gemma - and of course shadows as well.....
We'll have to have "virtual" tea together - ha!! Enjoy your weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's a beautiful shadow shot!

My shadow post, have a good night!

Unknown said...

Very elegant shadow shot.

Hey Harriet said...

What a lovely tea set! I'll bring the cupcakes! Have a super holiday Gemma! Pity about the weather forecast but they often get it wrong so maybe you'll have a few sunny days. Fingers crossed!

Spadoman said...

Very nice Shadow Shot. Your words divine! At first, I saw the word shrine, not shine, as morning beverage is honored and appreciated here to such a degree, people do indeed worship it. Nice sharp hard shadows from those delicate legs. Cheers.


Gina ~ Peace, Love, and Homeschool said...

Wonderful shot! What a lovely tea set! Thanks for sharing!

Hootin Anni said...

Pretty....but I must that a table that is made to LOOK like a book? Or is the silverware sitting on a large real book?

My Sunday's Link:

In the Shadows of your Mind

It's always a delight to have you visit with me when you get a chance...Hope your Sunday treats you well.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the look of shiny silver. Unfortunately, I'm not fond of cleaning it. :)) Lovely shots, Gemma!!

robin. said...

oh my gosh gemma...i have a tea set just like that...except mine is not is in desparate need of polishing...however, shining is not the theme at my house...non polished fits right in.

my set sits on two old suitcases, on the floor, with some books resting behind it.

i'm've made my day!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming composition, your picture is perfect!I love the reflections, a creative idea!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

RNSANE said...

What an elegant tea/coffee service..and you caught a great photo with the shadows. I'll take Darjeeling, please.

My CA Shadow Shot is at:

I wish you a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo. You have a beautful set.

Kelly said...

I love the brightness of the sunshine and the sharpness of the shadows in this. Lovely!

genie said...

The shadows and reflections make for a beautiful capture. I love it when I suddenly discover I have caught something special I did’t know was there. Is that you in the reflection??? Beautiful work this week.

fredamans said...

Lovely set and pretty shadows!

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous silver tea set! Love the reflections and the shadows!



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