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)


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wetlands in Black and White

Small wetlands in a reserve on Boundary Road, Dromana.

Ordinary space
No action or excitement
Just plants and water

A space for dreaming
Where grasses sway in the winds
Collecting secrets

Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White
Weekend Reflections
Haiku Heights ~ Prompt ~ Ordinary
Inspiring Photography


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL spot!!!!!!! I love the line "where grasses sway in the wind". Almost, I can see them:)

Carver said...

Lovely shot. The reflection is wonderful.

HansHB said...

A nice B&W post.

Artlover said...

Nice nature shot in B&W.

Carol said...

What a lovely photo...looks peaceful and relaxing...

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful capture/reflection for the day, Gemma, and as always, your words are perfect! Enjoy your weekend!


Carletta said...

This is so lovely!!!
The black and white is a stunning treatment!
Your haiku is equally lovely!
I think I actually let a sigh when I saw this shot. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i like that very much.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The dark trees and pale 'rushes' contrast beautifully in this shot.

Dianne said...

the b&w adds to the dreamy quality

James said...

Excellent work! I like this a lot!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful, dreamy, peaceful photo!

Rune K said...

Fine reflections. Love the bank with tha grass, a place to spend a sunny day. Wish you a nice weekend!

Cheryl said...

Hi Gemma, I like the grasses collecting secrets. Very cool.

RobertN said...

Great view!

Vores have said...

Beautiful picture you show. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

take me there please

Linda said...

I love that photo! B&W just makes the reflection pop off the page! And the haiku...just wonderful!

Margaret Gosden said...

Beautifully composed, given the wide range of b/w
shadow play here!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely. Looks a peaceful spot, ant the light on the reeds is perfect.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such a lovely place, the photo works really well in B&W too

Jaideep Rao said...

Like it, visual treat here!,

NAWAL said...

magical yet so simple.. wow i feel like going in fields and dreaming :)

Kusum said...

Beautiful reflection and very clever choice for B&W.

Sueann said...

Gorgeous shot!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! I wish I would be there =)

NatureFootstep said...

nice reflection. Looks great in BW.

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely photo and haiku :)

Anu ~*~ said...

Lovely haiku + BEautiful picture :)
ordinary view

Anu ~*~ said...

Lovely haiku + BEautiful picture :)
ordinary view

Ramesh Sood said...

Gemma..I am sure all those must be naughty secrets..

Pranita said...

LOvvvd it.. especially the second haiku.. charming!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's the collecting of secrets that intrigues me!

Vinay Leo R. said...

With so many dreams collected there, I do wonder if it is really "ordinary" :) Thanks.



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