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)


Monday, September 6, 2010

Awakening Blossoms

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Fresh blossoms in my awakening Spring garden, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers #109

Purple wired blossoms
Earth's gems gathered on a tree
Like sparkling Earth stars




Ellie said...

I like the way you compared the flowers to gems and then stars. Beautiful imagery.

Jama said...

These are so beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Pretty reminder of spring!

Viola said...

Wonderful flowers! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like spring at your house! And that flower (azalea? rhododendron?) does look like a jewel! Just lovely!

Denise said...

Happy Spring to you Gemma. It's lovely to see blossoms in another part of the world when we are waiting for Autumn. Super photo!
An English Girl Rambles

Judy said...

The stamens do look like little beads, the way they are such a different colour from the petals!

SandyCarlson said...

A gorgeous simile! Beautiful poem.

Luna Miranda said...


LC said...

This is one of those photos that just slaps you in the face with it's perfection... absolutely spectacular!! L



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  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
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  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
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