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, February 16, 2014

behind the flowering bush...

shadowy shapes
casting runes

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Scenic Weekends - Links opened yesterday!
Monday Mellow Yellows


Jim said...


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Behind every bush is a shadow--and you found a "bushel" of them!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Gemma : )
I am admiring that flowery shadow very much from my stance here buried in snow in the great white north.
The "runes" are remarkable ..
I wonder what they say ?

Ruth Kelly said...

Very very nice indeed!

Patti said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful shadows.

Now I have to look up the word runes.

Happy Shadow Shot Sunday, Gemma!

Kathe W. said...

Lovely poem and image.

Ralph said...

I love the floral shadows that emanate from the sun - and the shadows that fall amongst the leafy tree. Of course, as it is snowing now, the land of Oz looks so warm and inviting...alas, being over 16000 km from here, I will enjoy the sun from afar!

Nonnie said...

ah, a novel way to view flowery shadows! would you care to translate?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So pretty...



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