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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Monday, September 30, 2013

like spikey balloons...



like spikey balloons
like peeling cotton buds
like white spindles


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14 comments:

Birgitta said...

So delicate, soft and beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your spiky balloons, Gemma! Delightful capture and the perfect words as always! Have a wonderful week!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a BEAUTIFUL plant and photo. Like feathers.

Genie Robinson said...

Not only do they create echoes, they look like spikey balloons. Nice capture with lovely lighting. genie

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I like this one. It's fun

Laura said...

lovely cottony life unfolding.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

So pristine and exotic and love your words.

Kalantikan said...

They are beautiful and looking bleached, however they feel itchy too. I bet they make nice flower arrangements.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are beautiful.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're very pretty!

Katrin said...

Lovely photo and perfect colors and light!

Mary said...

What a pretty plant! They look so delicate! Great shot!

Nonnie said...

thank you for sharing; I've not seen anything quite like this! plus, I always admire your haikus. :)

edenhills said...

So fuzzy and adorable! Great capture.

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