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, February 6, 2013

Unknown Flower

I have no idea what this flower may be.
It grows on a small tree and lasts for just a few days.
Perhaps wild, changeable weather may have contributed to its short life.

Soft furling petals
Gently brushed with creamy tones
Fringed with wavy browns 

I have been told that this is a hybrid magnolia.
Our school gardener said that this is the first time he has seen it flower in 5 years!

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maj said...

Spennende blomst!
Ønsker deg en fin kveld:)
Klem fra Norge:))

NatureFootstep said...

when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a magnolia. But it isn´t. I have no clue either.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty. I don't know what it is.

Luna Miranda said...

i thought it was a magnolia, too. i like the tinge of brown.

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