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, February 22, 2009

Summer Stars

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Many streets in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula display these summer flowers.
Today's Flowers #28

Pinky red flowers
Like prickly bright glowing stars
Raining from green leaves


Arija said...

Lovely flowering gums Gemma.


What an amazing flower! I see a lot of flowers I've never seen before when participating in this meme! This is beautiful!

Sandra said...

Now that's what I call a real star - beautiful picture!

Tink *~*~* said...

Hi Gemma. They're very fluffy looking, aren't they? I like the color.

Tink *~*~*
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Anonymous said...

This is a lovely flowering Australian native.

Inkivääri said...

What a nice tree!

EG CameraGirl said...

A walk down your street would be very pleasant!

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Unknown said...

How lovely is this? VERY!!

Norm said...

what a lovely tree, love the color of the flowers...

Judy said...

They are like pinky-red stars! Are they soft or prickly? They look soft!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gemma: What a neat look at that fuzzy red flower, very neat.

sweetmom said...

beautiful flowering tree..

Luiz Santilli Jr said...


I think that I never saw this flowers!
wonderful colors also.


Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful flower, i have not seen one like it before

storyteller said...

This is a new flower to me, but it's as lovely as your words.
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

A very unusual looking flower.
Your haiku as usual fits perfectly!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Bottlebrush - Callistemon flowers.
Very pretty!
Great pictures.



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