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)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Red Earths

Red earths/sands are a feature of Cranbourne Botanical Gardens to symbolise the outback, central Australia areas!
The garden specialises in native plants.
This particular area is referred to as the Red Sand Garden, a design feature of the Australian Garden opened in 2006.
More details HERE!

Some natural reds
Like sands from old surfaces
Dry beauty's presence

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Peg Peter said...

The red earth is so rich looking, and reminds me of camping trips in parts of California when I was growing up. Thanks for sharing!
And thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Birgitta said...

What a interesting and great shot! So special with the red earth!

McGuffy Ann said...


Gary said...

Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful looking place and a beautiful capture for the day, Gemma!! I love the red earth! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the look of red dirt!

Jill Harrison said...

I love the red dirt of central Australia. And also your poem.
Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.

Gattina said...

I love red earth or red rocks ! Everything red ! And together with some green spots it's the ideal landscape for me !

Liza said...

Beautiful capture.

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Are those mulch?

Catching up with Ruby Tuesday.

You might want to peek at my Family Rubies , thanks!



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