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, June 10, 2012

Shadows of the Night

Shadows of the night
Lurking beauty after rain
Mysterious soul

Verandah and chair
An ordinary setting
Just a place called home

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Haiku Heights ~ Prompt ~ Ordinary


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

These are superb photos, Gemma: deep, dark, mysterious--and alluring!

Dawn Shadows

Sylvia K said...

I love your mysterious night time shadow shots, Gemma! And the perfect words as always! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

The dark of night can be foreboding and creepy without ant detail. Here though, the warmth of the light inside prevails and our safety is assured. We are home and out of the darkness - feeling better now that we have arrived...

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Free association and a bit of OCD can be a dangerous combination! Now I h ave Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" song floating around in my head with your words.
Beautiful shots-captures that feeling of peace before turning in to bed.

Kelly said...

These are wonderful!! I'm always fascinated by night shadows and you did a great job capturing these and pairing them with such a descriptive Haiku.

Anonymous said...

Unusual shadow shots!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Gemma, I absolutely LOVE these shots outside on your porch....spooky, perhaps, but we think it's more intriguing!

Gaelyn said...

Eerie yet beautiful.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful and mysterious.

Margaret Gosden said...

Sobering and beautiful - I like it a lot!

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmm, this is deliciously calming yet mysterious. Just like out of a suspense thriller it could be.



Hope you're having a glorious, wonderful weekend so far.

Quasi Serendipita said...

I love these - so mysterious!

Chubby Chieque said...

Sounds scary when I hear "Night shadows". It connects to something spooky §;-)

Great shot, Gem. Very calm and artistic.

Hope you have a great day ahead.


Chubskulit Rose said...

Very mysterious!

Catherine said...

lovely night shots - very evocative

robin. said...

we don't always think about the night shadows gemma. these are perfect!! hope you have a great weeke!!!

jewaicious said...

What stunning adnd dramatic captures of light and contrasts.

Patti said...

These dramatic shadow shots are quite intriguing, Gemma. I'm wondering if you took them inside an empty school.

Ah, the mystery!

Ms. Becky said...

oh Gemma, I'm captivated by the mystery and mood of these fabulous photos. I love everything about them. and your haiku. happy week to you.

DawnTreader said...

Well done, catching the shadows in the dark! :)

NatureFootstep said...

Your shots are amazing. I love everything about them. :) Nice job Gemma.

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely eery shots! Great haiku as well!

toby said...

Very beautiful, and a wee bit spooky :)

Jaideep Rao said...

Beautiful piece and loved the pictures!

rallentanda said...

Your place called home looks very nice.

NAWAL said...

mysteriously beautiful :) loved the rhythmic flow in it :)

kaykuala said...

Nice artistic shots Gemma! It takes some efforts to take a shadowy dark picture. Gives me the creeps though!


Sri Valli said...

Very natural and beautiful haiku Gemma...

EG CameraGirl said...

Love your haiku for this photo! Lurking beauty after the rain - mysterious indeed.

Tarang Sinha said...

This is really...really nice especially the second one!:)

Pranita said...

Loved the pictures and the haiku too... home n its cozy comfort!!! Ah..

Vinay Leo R. said...

I think I can imagine someone sitting in that chair as that light comes through.. It evokes a mystic setting in my mind.. Thanks!



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