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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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Shadowy Rose

 


Gentle petal folds
Quietly bathe in sunlight
Beauty and shadows


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17 comments:

blogitse said...

Oh la la laa, what a stylish shot!

robin. said...

beauty and shadows...you've captured them perfectly!! happy sss gemma!!!

Paula Scott said...

It always strikes me as to the contrast of seasons between your hemisphere and ours. You'd think it'd be 'old hat' for me by now! I can almost smell the lovely fragrance of that rose.

Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite flower and a delightful shadow shot for the day, Gemma! I love the whisper of pale pink on the petals! Superb!

Norma Ruttan said...

exquisite flower and shadow!
~cheers~

Margaret Gosden said...

Very restful, colors not exaggerated, lovely!

frayedattheedge said...

What a beautiful rose! We have a few bravely hanging on in the shelter of the front garden, but they won't last much longer!

Rajesh said...

Lovely rose in the shadows.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Spectacular photo, Gemma.........wowzers!

Ralph said...

The rose has likely slumbered over the winter, merely awaiting the soft rays of the spring sun to wake it up - delicate in shape and shadow, the warm season allowing its gentle beauty to shine through...

namaki said...

Just missing the scent of it !
have a nice sunny weekend !

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely rose...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a classic photo, interplay of light and shadow.

MyMaracas said...

Lovely rose, lovely photo

Molly said...

The delicate petals and the shadows they throw are beautiful

Genie said...

Such a delicate bloom with a nice shadow...great capture. genie

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