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)

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Floral Bells


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Strange, waxy, shiny flowers that grow in two tones of gold and reddy orange.
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Macro Flowers Saturday #25
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Buttered red and gold
Shiny pretty floral bells
Early Spring wonder

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Hosted by Maia T (Romania) at Macro Flower Pictures

8 comments:

Lynette Killam said...

Another wonderful haiku, Gemma..and I do like the strange Floral Bells, certainly like nothing we have in Canada.

I'm going to give Macro Saturday a try soon, as I have many close-up shots of my own...

Lynette

maiaT said...

That's a strange but interesting flower, a perfect subject for a macro shot.
Lovely colors and photo.

Ann said...

I love this, I posted it before from a neighbour's garden. Now my husband cleared ours, I saw two sprigs of them,

Ellie said...

What a lovely haiku. I loved the first line!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your haiku is excellent and the photo has an exotic feel and just gorgeous.

Dharma Shots said...

Oh, I've never seen such beauty yet..Thanks for sharing this flower to us.

NatureFootstep said...

don´t think I have seen this one before. Nice one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful haiku and beautiful (and different for sure) flowers!

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