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)


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Rose

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A new Spring rose in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
Macro Monochrome #49

Softest pastel folds
Palest classical beauty
A delightful rose

Macro Monochrome is hosted by Birgitta Rudenius


Marja said...

A beauty it is

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How DO you do this post after post Gemma? Never a mediocre picture, never less than the perfect words. Always perfect; I remain in awe.

Anonymous said...

I love roses, and this is very beatiful.

Marie said...

Soft and romantic. Great post Gemma. Please have a wonderful Sunday.

Irene said...

Wow ... beautiful. And how lucky you are to have spring roses ... I've only got autumnroses. And they will soon be all gone until next summer

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

It is a beauty!
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