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)


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Spring Pinks and Greens

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring blossoms in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers prompt #3

At last, the pink blossoms are multiplying! A week ago, they looked like minuscule, scattered drops of pink rain! But now they are larger and in profusion throughout Dromana!

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ More Spring in Dromana

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring flowers can be light green in Dromana

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ More pink blossoms just to prove Spring is on the way in Dromana
Spring is the happiness of
Light fluffy pink blossoms
The joy of
Warm Spring winds
Spring is like
Tossing back the quilt and
Finding the wooden floor is
Not so cold for
Bare feet
Spring light
Lets the soul
Air and
Damp wings


Maria Verivaki said...

those pinks make me feel so fresh - i must look out for pinks in my neighbourhood

Jeques said...

Your words are graceful brush strokes creating such a poetry blessing.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

postscripts: I noticed a typo in the final line:

Spring light
Lets? (or is it lit?) the soul.

(I'm not really sure)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Thanks Jeques for the observation! But it is meant to be "lets". The meaning intended is "allows".

A Wild Thing said...

Your spring is so bittersweet for me, as my floors are starting to cool, I am wearing shoes now in the 50 degree dawn. The squirrels are busy burying nuts and the sky is crisp fall's coming...


Unknown said...

Lovely pinks everywhere :D

Rune Eide said...

I wish we were in for a spring with colours like that, but it will soon be autumn here - and then winter.

Leora said...

So fun to visit your site and get treated to spring blossoms while our summer flowers begin to fade a bit.

dot said...

Beautiful pink blooms! Hope you enjoy spring as we go into autumn.

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying all your Spring flowers - very pretty. Lovely poetry, too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, winter is so short where you are. Six moths from now, we'll be covered in snow and will have been for two or three months with another six weeks to go. ;-)

Your spring garden is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Such lovely spring blooms, Gemma! Pink is a happy color and I love the pale green. Are those cherry trees in the first and last photos?

My camera and I are looking forward to Fall, which should be very pretty this year because we've had plenty of rain. Last year we had drought conditions and the leaves looked faded.

Anonymous said...

wow! fabulous set of flower photos, very beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pinks and greens. They go together well.


Anonymous said...

Nice selection.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gemma: Really nicely done with your spring blooms.

Anonymous said...

Nice pink flowers.

Anonymous said...

How very pretty! I can't wait for summer now. It's so lovely seeing all the spring flowers!

Carletta said...

A lovely variety of blooms!
I especially like the ones falling along the wall in the second photo.
Your verse is equally beautiful.

♥ Denise BC ♥ said...

A serious draw the breath of flowers, beautiful poetry to complement this contribution in the splendour Flowers.

paisley said...

seems ever so strange that someone i visit with on nearly a daily basis could be celebrating spring in august... what a small world it has become ....

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

All photos are marvelous, lovely garden beautiful flowers!

Thanks for post in TODAY'S FLOWERS.
Your support is very important!
Hope you come back every weeks!


Jerez Sherry said...

Euphorbia, the green one, I have too. Tasmania? I had a friend there for awhile studying art. Beautiful place.
I was touched by your sharing about your life, and I am happy that you have found a love for your life, May you be happy and cherished forever.


Cláudia said...

We, here in Brazil, are celebrating the spring, too. The blossom are spread by the city. Very beautiful garden and tree! Marvellous shots!



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