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 9, 2008


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Flower of Remembrance for November, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers prompt #14

White is innocence
Flanders is innocent blood
May they rest in peace

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Remember the beauty of innocence


Anonymous said...

Iris e Papoula.
Beautiful flowers!


dot said...

Love your flowers especially the red ones! Nice post.

 gmirage said...

Saw lots of poppies today, those are flowers I'd like to photograph but never got the chance =(

Have a nice week!

arleena said...

Lovely flowers.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Gemma, beautiful flowers photos and a nice tribute.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to read a little more about this day of remembrance. Is it something from WWI?
Anyway your photos are pretty with that splash of orange/red...

Melissa said...

Great post for Today's flowers. Thank u for sharing it...Nice!

mine is up

Melissa said...

I love the pink rose. It's very lovely. I just love roses...

mine is up

Unknown said...

Poppies and Iris? Very pretty and timely.

Arija said...

How lovely that you remembered. Somehow in these days of rush, so few stop for two minutes at 11 on the 11th of the 11th.
The poppies remind me also of that horrendous battle at Waterloo a hundred years before, when the fields ran with blood and were strewn with the dead and dieing.
Will mankind never learn?

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

The contrast of white and red is really great. The words are strong but they're the truth.
Have a good week ahead Gemma!

My flowers here & here

Anonymous said...

Always beautiful, your flower posts.


Mckay K said...

Your blog is so calming. I love the white Iris the best.

david santos said...

Well, well, well!
Really beautiful flower and pretty colors!!! Congratulations!!!!
Have a nice week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♥ Denise BC ♥ said...

Very graceful, beautiful image with vibrant colors of flowers and soft taste of contrasts, congratulations on choosing the post.
Thank you for your participation in Today's Flowers.
Denise, Pupo & Santilli - Team TF

Kahshe Cottager said...

Beautiful poppies. We will wear our red poppies in memory of those who served and continue to serve to protect our freedom. November 11th is Remembrance Day here.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful poppies. We wear paper poppies here on our U.S. Veteran's Day, which coincides with Remembrance Day. Thanks for sharing these beautiful flower photos.



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