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 4, 2011

In the stillness of shadows...

Shadow Shot Sunday #172
Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #62 ~ Any Topic

Elusive moment
In the stillness of shadows
Wonders and questions

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Tina´s PicStory said...

Nice shadows :)

Ralph said...

I do wonder - is that a lamp or planter, who the picture is of. And where the light comes from. Shadows and questions so often go together it seems. The artistry is outstanding!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Nice, very nice. I love shadows and what they may may not hold.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There is mystery here...and stories waiting to unfold!


I love my shadow,
My shadow loves me;
We chat together
And don’t disagree!

My shadow and I
Prefer not to shout
As we go walking
And rambling about.

My shadow’s so wise,
I ask what she thinks;
She’s happy to share,
And then nods and winks.

My shadow and I
Are best buds, you see;
That’s why we try hard
To always agree!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Arroyo Shadows

Dianne said...

the strength of the shadow and the warmth of the light is so so beautiful

A Wild Thing said...

I love this shadow, with the portrait of the Dalai Lama below in shadow...some day he will be able to come home...sorry I missed you last week, we were so busy moving Lorie's stuff(junk)into the storage, I was pooped when I got home. But all she has to do now is arrange it, the fun stuff...and alas poor Brandon I knew him well, my neighbor is butchering his chickens tomorrow and will do my roo as well. He's become quite the pain in the arse these days, picking on poor Louie AND ME...the nasty lil' devil...but it's the way of it and it must be done before winter because Louie can't be left out in the freezing weather all day, he'd freeze, so the girls will have a new lord and master, I just hope he stays nice so he doesn't end up with carrots and potatoes in the pot!

Hope all is going well with my lil' broken friend and the mending is coming along good n speedy...spring must be getting close for you, as the Autumn is showing up quickly round these parts, leaves falling all 'round, you can just feel it in the air.

These are the times I start dreaming of Florida and the warm climes of the South, some day I'll spend my winters there, but not just yet, but I can dream can't I...been raining all day here, but the trees need it to stay healthy in the long winter months, so I ain't complainin'!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead dear friend...I'm thinkin' of ya walking the beautiful shores of your beloved Mornington Peninsula...sigh...!

A big hug and a smooch!


Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful photo of shadow, Gemma, and your title and haiku are perfect.
— K

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

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shadow shot, Gemma! Love the color, the texture and, of course, your words! There's such a feeling of strength -- perhaps the Dalli Lama's photo?? Whatever, it's powerful! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


J.Rylie.C said...

Very pretty shadow shot!

Please come and see my shadow shots, have a great weekend!

andy sewina said...

Love the mystery here!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Well, if that didn't stop you in your tracks! What a wonderful shadow - love it!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful shape for a shadow -- I love it.

Arija said...

I love the urn and it's shadow, so very serene.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Lovely haiku!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.


Anonymous said...

A wonderful haiku.
I love the idea of wonders and questions hidden in the stillness of shadows - great imagery.

Kelly said...

What a perfect title to this lovely photo! I can feel the still serenity.

Vinay Leo R. said...

I just fell in love with that photograph as soon as I saw it :) Your words just brought it out more. Loved it!

Ms. Becky said...

this is so so lovely. the golden light, the texture of the vessel, the photo, and the tiny horse. and not-to-be-outdone - the shadow. very beautiful Gemma. happy day to you.

genie said...

Gemma....this is a gorgeous shot. There is something about it that really pulls me in and holds me there. The shadow is exquisite. What a lovely capture. genie

Nanka said...

There is great strength and wisdom which lies in the shadow!! The shadow of the lamp/planter is so wonderful and looks like a Tibetan prayer wheel!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

Patti said...

Great shadow capture, Gemma.

The warm colors are beautiful.

And I love the Haiku to accompany it.

Thanks for visiting me! Sorry about the lateness of my visit.

robin. said...

love the rich tones of color in this gemma. must be evening sun??
hope you are enjoying a great week!!



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