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, September 18, 2011

Beauty Before Chaos

My climbing, crazy bean plant begins its tortuous journey with some pretty Spring flowers.
Here it is climbing round my verandah!
I have taken the photo on an unusual angle to enhance the shadows!

Shadow Shot Sunday #174
Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #76 ~ Poet's Choice

The bean plant journey
Living sweet and sour dining
Like calm before storm

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Kay L. Davies said...

A flowery, shadowy ladder — how lovely!
— K

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

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely, happy blossoms reaching for the sun! Another beautiful capture for the day. They look so fragile, but I bet they are strong! Wonderful shadow shot!


Ralph said...

Ah, but this plant fights the good fight every year. Climbing high against all obstacles, it traverses the structure to great heights. It allows for the adage that spring has sprung - starting with the bean plant...

Nanka said...

The angle really enhanced the beauty of the picture and its climb on an upward journey!!

vivinfrance said...

Lovely picture, plant and poem. Bravo.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shadow shot.

Regards and best wishes

Ramesh Sood said...

Gemma..such a beautiful picture.. even the shadows appear colourful..and a great haiku too..
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Anonymous said...

Verse and picture complement each other beautifully.

Grace said...

Lovely angle.. I like the shadows...part of our journey ~

Kelly said...

I like how you've captured the shadow climbing right along with the vine!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful shot!

genie said...

You really did do a great job with the angle from which you shot this photo. The shadows show up so well, and against the lavender blooms are even more outstanding. This is one lovely capture. genie

robin. said...

awesome shot gemma. love how they are all lined up and posing.

Ms. Becky said...

I hereby determine this to be the best shadow shot of the week!!! it has everything and I love it. happy day to you Gemma.

Anonymous said...

Yes - I like the shadows. Gives the image more interest. Happy spring!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful shadows -- looks as if you might have had to climb around as much as the bean plant climbs in order to get that angle.



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