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)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Starry Beauty

I can't remember what this flower is called.
But I love its unusual patterns and its mauve heart.

A pretty flower
Like an unusual star
Sweet gift of the earth

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Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Such a beauty Gemma! And you have sunshine - lucky you :)
Our weather now is really depressing :( Sooooo grey! Rainy too
Have a great week!

EG Wow said...

Whatever it is, it sure is a gorgeous flower!

NatureFootstep said...

it looks like some kind of lily. A real beauty is it. :)

Birgitta said...

Beautiful flower photo!

Anki said...

It's nice.

lisa said...

What a beautiful flower this is Gemma!

NixBlog said...

Great shot, Gemma. The flower is called Dietes iridioides, or fortnight lily, is a native of South Africa that is grown extensively in Australia.

Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos.

lotusleaf said...

What a gorgeous flower!



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