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, October 9, 2011

Shadowed Life Balance

It's Scarecrow Festival time again on the Mornington Peninsula.
This is one shadowy entry on Arthurs Seat Road.

I loved the bizarre face of the figure beneath the red and white umbrella

Step out of shadows
Enjoy the play of sunlight
Enjoy life's colours

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Ralph said...

I like scarecrow competitions - the inner artist of all participants seem to arrive, our ideas and inhibited artistic tendencies get a chance to shine! I like the red-lipped figure, the bizarre expression saying something. What I cannot say, but the figure isn't talking...

Sylvia K said...

What a fun competition! And I love your colorful, delightful shadow shots for the day, Gemma! Hope you've had a great weekend!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A scarecrow competition? This is a new sport to me! Looks like great fun!


Shadows like horses, shadow likes chicks,
Shadows like houses built with red bricks;

Shadows much taller than a high wall—
No matter their shape, I love them all!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tortured Shadows and Twisted Shadows

Cassie said...

Never heard of a scarcrow fest, but it sounds like something I'd take part in! Your pics are fun. I hope you post some more from the competition.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Dianne said...

I love this entry
creative with a wonderful message and done in a fun way

Spadoman said...

Sign me up! I'd love to take a class like that. Everyone knows we need balance in our lives. Great photo., and the festival sounds like a lot of fun. Your haiku are always grand. Very nice.


Kelly said...

What fun photos! The scarecrow doesn't seem to be getting much relief with its umbrella.

robin. said...

thanks for the reminder to "enjoy life's colours"

this looks like a great little festival.

have a great week gemma.

LV said...

Great spooky shots to make any festival a big success.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a giggle. Great shadows, Gemma.

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

BLOGitse said...

Oh yes, I enjoy colors and my stressless life!
Have a good week!



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