AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Swirling Gold Iced With Pink


Glorious rose at Ashcombe Maze, Mornington Peninsula

Swirling gold petals
Kissed by the sun's radiance
Iced with pink magic


Bluberry craft and hobby time
Hosted by Ewa


Hosted by Tina at PicStory

13 comments:

Terra said...

This rose has stunningly nuanced beauty in its hues. Great photo.

Ann said...

Roses are out? I haven't gone to my rose gardens yet.

It is Guy Fawkes tonight, and I was told by an Aussie friend that you don't do it in Oz.

enzo said...

Roses are my favorite and I love it even more that it coes in yellow here.

Tina´s PicStory said...

thank you for this lovely weekend flower. such a beauty!
(may be you can check the backlink. it´s not leading to wef :( ) thanks :)

SquirrelQueen said...

What a gorgeous rose and your words describe it perfectly. It reminds me of the peace roses in my yard but the colors are richer.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Its really a beautiful time for rose season now. Very nice colour!

Joyful said...

Such fantastic colours in your beautiful rose. Nice shot too!

Saskia said...

Just a golden moment. Fine Pic.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh I can almost smell it's delightful scent! Beautiful photograph

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour!
I'm always delighted by your beautiful pictures.This flower is really special and very well captured, a perfect close up, congratulations!
hugs and a nice weekend,
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Marilyn said...

Very beautiful.. Great capture.. The swirl colors are so pretty.. : ))

Modern Mom said...

So pretty!

Pink Hibiscus

Francisca said...

This rose looks good enough to eat! Scrumptious, Emma! And fine haiku to go with it.

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