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)


Monday, April 23, 2012


Parasailing on Port Phillip Bay just offshore from Rosebud beach

Sea adventurers
Colourful wings on the winds
Mesmerize the soul

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Today's Prompt - Mesmerize


Pranita said...

Experiencing, as well as watching adventures... truly mesmerizing! :)

Spellbound, Mesmerized! - A Haiku.

Grace said...

I wish I was there..I like that the soul is mesmerized ~

Sallie ( said...

Have you ever done that? I'd love to try sometime. But meanwhile, it's beautiful to see, i agree.

Jaideep Rao said...

I liked the picture, and loved nicely put haiku!

Sri Valli said...

Yes, mesmerizes soul....Awesome picture!
Sweet Escape

CYNOSURE said...

too good Gemma...beautifully written with an equally good image... :)

PattiKen said...

Just watching lifts the spirit. Mesmerizing indeed.

Marleen said...

Nice haiku and again a wonderful photo!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I've been tempted to try those "wings," but never quite worked up the courage!



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