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)


Wednesday, May 30, 2012


A small section of the crowds celebrating Australia Day 2012 last January near Dromana pier on Port Phillip Bay.

Australia Day
Spirit of identity
Celebrate being

Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Celebrate


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, celebrate your beautiful country! That is a VERY cute dog in the photo under your poem:)

Icy BC said...

Looks like a fun event! Lovely shot..

Tara Tyler said...

wish i could go there and join in the fun!

carol l mckenna said...

'celebrate being' ~ excellent message ~ great haiku and colorful joyful photo ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Celebrating national days is certainly one way to feel connected to the larger community.

joanne said...

Fun photo, and very well expressed succinct and thoughtful....

Anonymous said...

Almost nothing greater than national pride!! :)
Celebrate Anew

Chèvrefeuille said...

What a wonderful picture of celebrating Australians. I loved reading your haiku on the theme celebrate, nicely done.

anthonynorth said...

Celebrating being is always good.

michelle said...

A colourful hive of non-stop activity - looks like you had lots of fun!
Great haiku!

Cap'n Salty said...

Sounds a lot like our Independence Day! What a great shot of the fun and an excellent haiku to go with it!



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