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)

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Last Wave of Summer Flowers


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A few flowers are still blooming in Dromana's Foreshore Reserve, Mornington Peninsula.
I especially love the grey and caramel textures of the tree trunk in the background highlighting the bursting art of the flower.
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Today's Flowers #30
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Last bloom of summer
Stubborn spray of lilac tones
Bright melancholy
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10 comments:

dot said...

So simple yet so beautiful!

VALKYRIEN said...

Agree with dot; simple and sweet! Never seen it before!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Dot too. It is simple but beautiful. Love the color up there all by itself.

Arija said...

You have caught a very nice Melaleuca there Gemma.

Naturegirl said...

You are showing the last of flowers in your corner of the world as many post the promise of Spring blossoms! That's what is so interesting about TF meme!

Lilli & Nevada said...

So beautiful, at first i thought it was coming out the tree. Nice capture

Anonymous said...

Nice. ain't it a kind of mimosa? Love the color.

Unknown said...

Great picture of a lovely flower! Searched in Google to find the following information.. Melaleuca is a genus of plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. There are well over 200 recognized species, most of which are endemic to Australia.
Beautiful music too..

RA said...

I agree that the trunk is highlighting the lovely flower. It seems like blooming on a tree... Is that right?

betty-NZ said...

You have a great eye for a photo. Great in it's simplicity.

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