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 8, 2012


Ducks playing hide-and-seek in the small wetlands in Dromana

Ducks know how to play
Time to tease and challenge
Time to create fun

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Today's Prompt - Play


Grace said...

I love your pictures.. such a fun take on play ~

Chevrefeuille said...

Namaste Gemma, love this one. The haiku accompanied by the picture ... awesome. Makes a great haiga.

Ellecee said...

I really enjoyed your haiku and picture. Happy lines.

carol l mckenna said...

lovely nature haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^ ~ beautiful photo !

PattiKen said...

That's time we should all make, time to create fun.

kaykuala said...

Ducks are graceful when they glide in the water, Gemma! So also your haiku that glides smoothly! Great haiku write!


Ramesh Sood said...

Ah, I want to be a Duck.. thanks..Gemma for this treat..

Tarang Sinha said...

Nice one! You clicked a really nice picture!:)

forgetmenot said...

Love the pretty reflections in the water. Always fun to watch the ducks. Mickie :)

CYNOSURE said...

lovely Haiku...loved it...

Leovi said...

Excellent photo, I like this exquisite composition, a delicious light, focus and framing, beautiful female duck. Greetings.

rallentanda said...

Ducks are very playful. Ah I want to be a duck too:)

Sanjana said...

ur haiku is refreshing and fun!! a delightful read it is:)

Anonymous said...

are ducks really just playing, or it's just their nature to make life seem so light?

voices in a treat

becca givens said...

Your photo and Haiku are delightful ... we should take more heed and mimic nature ... they incorporate fun and play so easily. :)
Thank you for sharing. This is my Day 8 ~~ Waiting Their Turn.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Most animals, I'm afraid, know more about play than we humans ever will...

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