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, January 18, 2009

Summer Gem

Pic by Gemma wiseman ~ Delightful hibiscus in my front garden, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers meme #24

Glistening sapphire
Lilac topaz softly glows
Flowering garnet


Pic by Gemma Wiseman


maryt/theteach said...

Gemma, how lucky you are to be in summer and have such gorgeous flowers to show us! :)

Maria said...

Oh yes, how lucky you are to have summer now. The flower in your garden is so beautiful! What a soft colour!
Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

That is a great color flower you have posted here!

Norm said...

wow! your so lucky to enjoy the season of summer, nice color of hibiscus gem very pretty...

sweetmom said...

what a lovely color of hibiscus, like it.

Arija said...

They are such grateful flowers, flowering all year round, not minding how hard you chop them back and surviving really arid conditions.

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are beautiful! The flower is gorgeous and you captured them perfectly. I like the soft focus around the last one.

Anonymous said...

I think this hibiscus is known as the 'native hibiscus' which I find more delicate and good for our Australian conditions. Lovely colour.

storyteller said...

I love the delicate lavender color of these hibiscus! I shared purple pansies growing in my yard at Sacred Ruminations today ... and a sunrise collage at Happily Retired Gal, both for Wordless Wednesday.
Hugs and blessings,



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