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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Friday, May 3, 2013

Montalto Autumn Rose


Autumn rose found in the rose garden at Montalto vineyard, Red Hill


an unusual rose
struggling with autumn's chill winds
holding its beauty


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14 comments:

abrianna said...

Love the streaks of color in that gorgeous rose!

Pieni Lintu said...

So lovely! <3

Norma Ruttan said...

what a stunning rose! Does winter start in June for you?

Beverly said...

Such a lovely variegated rose!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A distinctive looking rose. Does it have a scent?

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous rose!

Mona's Picturesque said...

Really unsual - unique! Beautiful!
Thanks for joining Floral Love ♥ Have a wonderful weekend!

Genie Robinson said...

Gemma...What an unusual rose. I have seen ones that have a different shade of color on the edges of the petals but not all over the white like with this one. It is stunning in its beauty. genie

Little Nan said...

Pretty....
My roses have finished now, getting ready for their Winter sleep! Maybe I need to plant some Autumn ones.....

Jama said...

I love the combination of colours.

Sophie A. said...

Your verses speak for this unique rose, so nicely.

Here is my first entry for FFF: The Sound of Hibiscus Blooming

deborah said...

Such a beautiful rose ... one I've not ever seen before! Love the colors! I see, as you're heading into the fall we're heading into spring ... always wanted to visit Australia! Dropping in from Floral Love ... enjoy the weekend! :)

Ingmarie We said...

What a beautiful photo of the lovely rose. Interesting colourcombination. Have a nice day

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a beauty for sure. :)

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