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)

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Almost Spring Garden


Soft blue skies highlight the late winter growth of the Heronswood gardens, Dromana.
This heritage property is a beautiful place to wander in any season.

SkyWatch Friday #151

Spring secrets waiting
Magical fall of soft greys
Whispering beauty


Hosted by Sandy Wren Sylvia

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a magical place indeed, Gemma! Such a gorgeous capture and the perfect words to match. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Tina said...

What a nice photo :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful sky, and beautiful spring foliage, Gemma. A beautiful shot.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Gary said...

Great looking place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shot
happy SWF

LauraX said...

beautiful Gemma!

Dee said...

Beautiful.

Arija said...

Beautiful, that is a fair sized Bridal veil those two are admiring. Mine is still just hanging on with our almost hot temps. today.

Rek said...

Beautiful shot...I have often seen pictures of the tree(?)...Now I know, thanks to @Arija what it's called.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful place and your photography, too.

Regards!

ladyfi said...

Lovely soft skies and what a great fuzzy tree!

Tricia said...

Oh yes, very spring looking w/ beautiful blue sky! great garden =)

happy swf

forgetmenot said...

It would be a lovely place to wander around in--very peaceful and serene. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

jeannette said...

Beuatiful trees! Can't remember ever having seen these:) Have a great weekend!

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