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, January 31, 2011

White Iris

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ White iris in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers #129
Macro Monday #123

Beautiful white blooms
Like precious floral gemstones
Necklace in waiting


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Marja said...

It is a floral gemstone well expressed. That flower is so perfect

SquirrelQueen said...

A gorgeous bloom, it is more striking than some gemstones.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Gemma! Iris are my daughter's favorite flower -- her talisman if you will. This one is beautiful.

Pat'sAdditon said...

Magnificent bloom.

Maaike said...

very gorgeos
a great capture

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That looks like a gladiola!! Oh so very lovely...such a pure white.

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Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Beautiful!!! And so white :)

EG Wow said...

White and so pure looking!

Judy said...

I don't think I have seen a pure white iris - this is simply stunning in its simplicity!!

Kim, USA said...

Never seen this pure white Irises so lovely!
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Karen said...

Such a delicate looking flower. A great macro, and I like the contrast with the dark background.

Leo said...

if I ever come to Australia, I think I need to visit your gardens! :) Lovely white blossom.. and a haiku to match..!

Nicole said...

That is one impressive glorious blossom!

LauraX said...

such a beauty Gemma!

Maia said...

Beautiful pure white, so delicate. It looks like a gladiolus.

Kala said...

Absolutely beautiful with the sun shining on the petals - they remind me of ruffles on a skirt!



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