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)


Tuesday, July 3, 2012


At New Year, Sydney Australia always puts on a great firework display on Sydney Harbour.
The Harbour Bridge is always a focal point.
Now I am in Melbourne, I can only take photos - like this one - from the TV!

Exploding surprise
A riddle of night colours
Passing ornaments

Linking to:
Tackle It Tuesday - Fireworks


awalkinmyheart said...

I lived in Sydney for 7 years and this brings back lovely memories. Thank you for your visit to my blog, Gemma.

joanne said...

Because photo and haiku were so perfect, I can't think of anything else to say except "Bravo".....sorry you are not in the harbor place any longer, yet I'm sure you have adjusted quite well! As always, love your work....

susanwritesprecise said...

Wow! Lovely Haiku and amazing pic.

Anonymous said...

Delightful display!!
Skies Delight

Sri Valli said...

Lovely description of fireworks...Beautiful haiku!

Chèvrefeuille said...

What a wonderful photo, and the haiku going along with it is very well done. Thank you for sharing this on Tackle It Tuesday.



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