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Friday, January 27, 2012

Australia Day Skies


Yesterday was Australia Day - celebrating our founding in 1788.
And day dawned on the peninsula with a softly romantic sky.


The kookaburras wandered in to greet the morning with us.


By 8am, the Dromana pier area on Port Phillip Bay was buzzing with activity.
Many prepared for the fun run to Rosebud.
Some had already begun at Safety Beach - the longer run.
And the sky was the clearest blue.


By the time the crowds gathered, especially to hear the music, just wisps of white cloud appeared.


Some preferred to escape the crowds and enjoyed sailing.

Blue skies and blue seas
Our Australia Day seemed blessed
Great to be outdoors

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19 comments:

Daryl Edelstein said...

What fun to see Kookaburras, I think I love them

Gary said...

Great series, and Happy Australia Day. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely soft skies and beautiful captures as always, Gemma! Looks as though even the birds are enjoying the skies! Wishing you a very Happy Australia Day! Hope you've had a great holiday!

Sylvia

Inge said...

Lovely pictures.. :-)

Mormor said...

Wonderful. I liked the birds and the sailboats the most.
Have a good weekend.

Dianne said...

Kookaburras not sitting in an old gumtree but perched upon a tv antenna .... they still look gorgeous.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos! Gorgeous sky!
My SkyWatch post today is from Sydney...

I wish you a Happy Friday!

Med kjæleik til livet said...

nice ;)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful series!
Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Australia Day. It looks like a lot of fun activities. The sailboat shot is awesome! Great shots, Happy Skywatching!

Jim said...

Love the kookas.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful captures, Gemma. Looks like you enjoyed Australia Day. Weather was gorgeous, wasn't it?

chubskulit said...

Love the last shot and that of the birds!

My Skywatch. Have a nice weekend!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very lovely skies and enjoyed seeing those great looking birds too. We have them at our zoo, not the same beauty as in the wild of nature you shared~

Ege Denne said...

Oh, I love the picture of the birds! :)

Laura said...

wow Gemma...love the kookaburras!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful account of Australia Day Gemma, looks like lots of fun in Mornington Peninsula.

SigridfraEnget said...

Nice pics! Really like the second one with the birds.

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