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)


Monday, November 12, 2012

Beach Glory

Flower on the foreshore of Dromana beach

Floral beach glory
Like some fragments of sunlight
Like a purple gem

Linking to:
Macro Monday
Today's Flowers


Kate said...

Yes, it definitely is a purple gem...lovely detailed photo and since I, too, write haiku's on my posts, I appreciate your efforts!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flower, gorgeous color and a terrific capture, Gemma!! Have a great week!

DeniseinVA said...

Another beauty, and I always enjoy reading your haiku's. Thanks again Gemma!

SandyCarlson said...

What a stunning photo!

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Judy said...

That's what you have growing at the beach!! You are so lucky!!

genie said...

This is definitely a purple gem. It is a gorgeous macro with wonderful detail. genie

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Macro Monday, absolutely gorgeous, purple seems to be popular in this meme today. :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful flower.

Nonnie said...

such a lovely succulent! and your haiku is so apt for the purple beauty



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