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)


Friday, July 20, 2012

In the waking hour...

In the waking hour
In a deep velvet dawning
Waits a morning wine

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday


Kate said...

Initially I would have interpreted the sky as brooding until I read your poem. Another perspective!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful wintry skies, Gemma, and a terrific capture! I love the bare tree -- the perfect exclamation point!! Hope your week is going well! Stay warm!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

SO beautiful, Gemma, that "deep velvet dawning". Your photo is so lovely and your words perfection.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful,welcoming morning clouds.
Wonderful,thanks for sharing on SWF!

Carver said...

Very beautiful shot at dawn.

Unknown said...

Love the greys with the pastel colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love this shot more than the other one.

NatureFootstep said...

mornings can be nice too. :)

Linnea said...

Stunning lighting...great way to start your day.

Judy said...

Wow!! I love the sunrise colours, and the tracery of lights from the city!

Stewart M said...

That's a good shot - one of the clear reasons to get up early!

Cheers - Stewart M

Linda said...

Just beautiful! Very nice view!

Maude Lynn said...


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Tori said...

I like the way you have evoked numerous senses.

The feel of the morning, just waking up has its own sensory gifts and difficulties!

Deep velvet appears and FEELS a certain way. Love that!

Morning wine... well, once upon a time when I drank wine... so you evoke flavor, appearance, scent...

Awesome! ^_^ Even cooler that you've written in haiku. I've been thinking of this form lately. So nice.

Susan said...

You make it velvet with your wine, refusing to sink into the greyness it suggests. Wow! (Wait! I am coming over for a glass . . . )



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