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)


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Symbol of Hot!

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Yes! This is an early Spring flower in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula.
But it is RED - often the colour symbolising HOT!
It has curling petals - like curling flames from a HOT FIRE!
So this flower could be Nature's symbol of HOT!
(Do I sound desperate?
I am willing the sun and warm days to send wintry chills and rain on their way!)
PhotoHunt #229 ~ Hot

Like hot dancing flames
Like a fire reaching for height
Magical flower

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Janine said...

beautiful it!

my hot is here

see you

Maya said...

I never thought about how those flowers do look like flames. You don't sound desperate. I completely understand--it has been a long, cold, and wet winter in Adelaide.

Mike B. @ said...

Nice flower. We are winding down our summer right now and preparing for our fall mist. Enjoy your spring!

Linnea W said...

What a unique flower! It does remind me somewhat of flames!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...


Irene said...

Very nice interpretation. Thanks for dropping by.



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