AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Camellia in the Shadows


For some reason, camellias seem to reach full bloom then just fall onto the pathway.

Bouquet of petals
Cast toward some new Spring bride
Beauty in shadows


Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, another gorgeous flower and delightful shadow! Such a delightful color! And such a great capture with the light and shadow! Superb, Gemma! So lovely to see the flowers in your world as they are beginning to succumb to fall here in mine!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a beautiful flower, such a shame it doesn't last longer. Congratulations on capturing its fleeting beauty, Gemma.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ralph said...

This is a beautiful find, the pink and shadowy flower falls onto the path. Perhaps rose petals are too common, the camellias are distinctive and beautiful flora - a lovely addition to the path to be trod...

LV said...

You have shown us that beauty can be even in a shadow.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

GORGEOUS!! Shot, love this one.

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful shadow shots.

My shadow shot post, have a lovely weekend!

Cassie said...

I adore camillias. Used to have a very prolific bush in Phoenix and you are right: Once in full bloom the darn things fell off the plant. I always had several floating in a bowl of water! Lovely ShadowShot.

Catherine said...

lovely flower shot - the colour is so rich...

A Wild Thing said...

OK, now you've done it,you've got me longing for the camellia bushes just under my bedroom window in Florida...the days turn colder and drearier as Autumn puts our flowers to rest, I have time to comment on the blogs and dream of heading South for the winter, not this year, but perhaps next I'll be hitting the road for the warmer climes of Florida...first I gotta find me a chicken sitter...HA!

Hope my little friend is recovering quicker, now that Spring is setting a different mood down under. It seems surreal, the changing of the seasons on each of our continents, as we've become close friends to so many foreigners...who knew...but what a great way to communicate...now, if you could just get me to use facebook...ha...I just don't get it! I've been over playing with Pinterest these days sharing photographs for my gypsy soul blog, Air Bohemia...that cleaver North wind is stirring my desires to hit the road. I'm a loner and a wanderer and I believe I have been in many lives...and I'm still searching...very unsettling in this life.

But visiting all of my SSS friends helps quench that traveling thirst...some day!!! So know I'm thinking of ya Gemma, across those beautiful seas, take a deep breath of it for me...K...

Mucho hugs sista!!!

s

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This camellia is glowing like a little fire!

FOR LOVE OF SHADOW

Tell your shadow that you love her,
Spurn your shadow, if you dare.
Keep your shadow out of darkness,
Keep her in the sun’s harsh glare!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Awash in Shadows

Spadoman said...

I will ask the next one I see on the pathway just why they do that. I will wait for an answer, just so I can watch their beauty.
I'm glad you post two shadow shots, twice the pleasure visiting Oz.

Peace

sarayutouched said...

ahh, yes, spring time down under. brides and flowers and beautiful shadows. sweet serenity.

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! We have a camellia bush with blooms almost the exact same color, but a little different vareity.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

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