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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Sunday, October 26, 2014

arch of wisteria...


arch of wisteria near the entrance to Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens at Shoreham...


wisteria
mobiles of
lilac grapes


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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I do love wisteria and what a delightful capture, Gemma!! Looks like a lovely day!!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

They do have a grapelike look! I love the gnarly twisted trunks that evolve with age.

Norma Ruttan said...

The wisteria does look like juicy grapes, makes my mouth water! I've never been close to wisteria. Is it a fragrant flower?

Kathe W. said...

juicy blossoms yes indeed!

maryaustria said...

So beautiful! Would be nice to stay under this arch!

namaki said...

a truly inviting beautiful violet arch !

fredamans said...

Beautiful flowered arch!

keith hillman said...

It looks just like what I saw at the Summer Palace in China a few months ago. It's a beautiful flower that sadly does not last that long.

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RNSANE said...

Heavenly smell for such a short time. One of my favorite flowers.

My post is of my sweet little granddaughter chasing shadows.

robin. said...

gorgeous shadow shot Gemma!!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s lovely. I guess teh fragrance from the flowers is as good as they look.

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