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, November 2, 2008

Flower Prayer

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Flower near Balnarring shopping centre, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers prompt #13

Like Nature's young hands
Reaching for the warmth of light
Open-hearted prayer

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another version


Unknown said...

most communities here offer flowers for prayers, like the indians - fresh flowers daily for their deities, chinese on certain days, the muslims during visits to cemetery

Richard Lawry said...

These beautiful flowers look like the wild Iris that grow along riverbanks here.

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Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Beautiful flowers :)
Purple and yellow makes a great combination!

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arleena said...

Nice flowers.

Arija said...

Gemma, did you just have your hakf century birthday, in that case, I wish you many more half centuries to follow!
Lovely Irises. A pity they don't last a little longer.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Irises. I chased through you wonderful blog. And enjoyed. MB

??? said...

Lovely photos!

Kahshe Cottager said...

These are beautiful Gemma. Iris are one of my garden favourites and I planted a few this summer. This one looks more like the ones I would call Blue Flags.

Thanks for your visit to my Today's Flower! I am so sorry to be so late in visiting yours! It has been a hectic weekend with company who have just left today.



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