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, July 11, 2012

Dreaming of heat...

Walking the wintry London Bridge Ocean Beach, Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula

Basking in winter
Braving icy sea breezes
Dreaming of lost heat

Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday ~ Heat
Ruby Tuesday 2


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hee hee, and over here we are baking in the heat and dreaming of cooler weather:)

Gattina said...

You have winter we have summer, but the temperatures and the view on the sea are the same ! We just have 17°C ! call it summer !

carol l mckenna said...

...dreaming of lost heat ~ lovely haiku ~ stay warm ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Tara Tyler said...

would love to trade you some degrees =)
nice haiku!

Unknown said...

Picture and haiku go nicely together. I can almost feel the wind from the sea stealing the heat of the sun away.

cassandrasminicorner said...

I saw RED, great shot!

Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

joanne said...

some of us spend our time complaining about heat in summer and cold in winter.....can we ever be happy with what we have? (I'm one of these gripers!)

Anonymous said...

I would love to send you some of our excess heat! Lovely haiku.

kaykuala said...

A Aussie's wintry day and a yearning for the heat. Good for trade off! Nice write Gemma!


Unknown said...

Lovely view from above.

Kathy Reed said...

Brrr....but the photo is lovely;)

Bruce Miller said...

Dreaming, just dreaming of lost heat! I love that the antipodes have opposite seasons. Just in from a hot July walk on the beach and it is refreshing to read your haiku and view your photo!

Lessandra said...

The people on the beach may be freezing - but to me in yesterday's 118F it looks positively inviting!

Amrit Sinha said...

Seems you are eagerly waiting for winter to get over :-)



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