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)


Friday, October 1, 2010

Hose With a Secret

Pic by Gemma Wiseman
Friday Flash 55

The colours of Spring were glowing bright in my garden.
But my eyes were drawn to my neighbour’s driveway just visible through the foliage. Tangled swirls of the hose awkwardly dangled over border rocks.
It wasn’t there yesterday!
I know it wasn’t there yesterday!
The house is a summer holiday house.
And it’s not Summer…yet!

Hosted by G-Man aka MrKnowItAll


Brian Miller said...

hmmm...did you go investigate? those purple flowers are beautiful...nice 55.

Ellie said...

What are those purple flowers? They're stunning.

gautami tripathy said...

Purple is my colour!

Here is my Haibun in 55 words!

dustus said...

Intriguing 55 and love the color and composition of the photo.

Vodka Logic said...

those are beautiful flowers.. you are getting spring, I am so jealous

Claudia said...

ah - would love to be in australia right now - envy you for spring...the flowers are gorgeous!

clean and crazy said...

i would call the cops!!! i am a paranoid who lives in a city, no way and i am a nosy nieghbor. i hope this is fiction... great 55

Eric Alder said...

(I think Clean and Crazy may be reading a bit too much into your 55)

Funny how Summer is just ending here in the states yet just beginning for Aussies, etc.

When I was a kid I thought everybody had the same 4 seasons - LOL!

PattiKen said...

Beautiful flowers! So did the hose ever give up its secret?

Monkey Man said...

Love the purple flowers. Aren't they Gay feathers? If so, they attract some beautiful nectar sipping flyers.

Also, you really had me looking at the photo for the hidden yet so there. Excellent 55.

My 55 is HERE .

moondustwriter said...

Oh thanks for leaving us hanging by the hose.

the picture also beautiful - enjoy spring

thanks for being part of G-Man's 55

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