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, May 20, 2012

Wonder of Mushrooms

Mushrooms at a park in Mornington

Wonder of mushrooms
Like designer feathered shapes
Like sacred cycles

Like sacred symbols
Dramatic in black and white
Almost mandalas

Linking to:
I Heart Macro
Macro Monochrome
One Single Impression - Black and White
Real Toads - Open Link Monday


Tina´s PicStory said...

really a wonder and a wonderful pic :)

NatureFootstep said...

that mucroom really have the characteristics for a great BW shot. :) Nice shot.

Birgitta said...

What a great macro shot in b&w!

Jim said...

Nice picture, Gemma. Sometimes they look good enough to eat! ;)
Welcome back to OSI.

Margaret Gosden said...

I have never seen a mushroom like that! Beautiful choice for b/w! Suggestive of not being good to eat!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Bruce Miller said...

Stunning poetry and the photo plays off nicely on MANDALA/MANDORLA with the two intersecting circles implying the sacred halo.

totomai said...

first - nice photo.

second - i like the play of words in the ku.

Lilik Kristiani said...

So unique =)

Abin Chakraborty said...

wonderful pic and matching lines!

Daydreamertoo said...

Wonderful pic. Great prose.

Christine said...

beautiful pic and fitting words to describe it

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "sacred cycles" and "sacred circles". Life is all about that!

Mystic_Mom said...

Great photo, and wonderful lines!

shawnacy said...

they DO look like mandalas...
i'm not growing anything so enlightening in my garden.

Semaphore said...

Definitely an unusual way of looking at mushrooms! It made me think and smile at the same time.

Karen said...

A lovely write with the perfect pic!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Gemma, for sharing the brilliant photo and the lines of truth that follow. Like you, I am enamored with the natural world and the repetition of line, form, shape, sound. You capture so many, so rightly.

The Write Girl said...

Enjoyed the mushroom metaphor and nice image.

Unknown said...

Gday from Gippsland ;) I was hoping for magic mushies...... enjoyed

B i r g i t t a said...

We have a similar in Sweden - it's tasty :)
and looks very good in bw!

NAWAL said...

wow beautiful haiku and poem... <#



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