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, November 28, 2010


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring bud waiting to flower in my garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Haiku Heights #19 ~ Instinct
Today's Flowers #121

Knowing when to grow
Knowing when to fade away
Features of instinct
Sensing the season
Tuned to atmospheric moods
Spirit of instinct


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indicaspecies said...

That's a beautiful picture and an equally beautiful Haiku to go with it.
Have a lovely day.

Teresa said...

Great haiku! I love visiting here to see all your beautiful flowers since mine are dead for the winter.

Sumit Sarkar said...

"Features of instinct" and "Spirit of instinct"...
Splendid...Nice use of the prompt..and it completely goes with the picture... :)

The Gardener said...

Great macro work! Love the color. I can already imagine the gorgeous bloom.

Cheryl said...

Nice use of instinct. Love the distinction you drew between features and spirit. Sweet flowery inspiration.

Amanda Moore said...

Lovely little bud, thank goodness for instinct or we would never see it's beauty!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely. I love the color.



Luna Miranda said...

an exquisite bud, beautifully captured.

Arija said...

Lovely Gemma.
Am I right, is that a bud of 'Peace'?

Francisca said...

Sweet bud and thoughtful haiku, Gemma.

Morning said...

colorful and beautiful Haiku...

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Great verse and picture!

Nanka said...

Truth spoken and enjoyed the buds instinct.

Have a great start for a festive season ahead!!

Míriam Luiza said...

Imagem digna de aplausos! Perfeita!



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