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)


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nature's Jottings

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ On my morning Autumn walk round Bittern, I found many interesting bark textures.
I loved this one for its patterns and how the fine grass shapes seemed to sweep out waving a magic wand!
Nature Footstep Macro #35

Gruff, earthy layers
Like wrinkled moments of life
Like Nature's journal


Annelie-Singapore said...

Violent structure of the bark and nice photo!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful contrast. I've been struck recently by how digital cameras help us to see the real beauty of nature. In "ancient" times (when we had to pay to have pictures developed)I wouldn't have thought about taking a picture like this -- but how lovely that bark is contrasted with the grasses -- really as beautiful as the "big" scenic things we (only) took pictures of back in the old days.

i stora drag said...

Nice colours together, the green grass and the brown-red bark!
A funny thing, I also took a photo yesterday of the chestnuttree's bark!

Thanks a lot for your comment on my macro! I think it was a little mouse who had made the marks on the chestnut!
Have a nice day!

NatureFootstep said...

I like these things as well. :)

Maria G said...

Lovely and wonerful photo!



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