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)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Soft and Spikey

Interesting flower growing along the walkway by Dromana beach.

soft and spikey
the floral yin and yang
of touch

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Sylvia K said...

Beautiful colors and lovely flower!! And wonderful captures as always, Gemma! Hope you have a great weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's gorgeous! I love thistles.

Nonnie said...

lovely contrasts of textures!
BTW, every time I see a news video of the wild fires in your lovely country, I hope that neither you nor any family or friends are in the paths of these. We in the USA also had them this past summer. Such destruction of people (including a whole group of firefighters) and property. Sending prayers to your country.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Stewart M said...

Must have been left behind by Scottish visitors!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

genie said...

Wonderful macro shots showing such detail. I would only want to look and NOT touch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yin and Yang indeed. Your beach has amazing flowers.



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