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)


Monday, March 2, 2009

Raindrops on a Rose

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A rose is always a beautiful flower to see.
But raindrops ~ long-awaited raindrops ~ on a summer rose are just a brilliant, welcome sight!
This happy little rose is in my thirsty garden on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.
Today's Flowers #29

Beauty of a rose
Struggling to survive summer
Dancing in the rain


paisley said...

well if that bloom isn't perfection in every way, i don't know what is!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my ... how lovely ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Luiz Santilli Jr said...


Lovely rose!
I like roses very much!
Thanks for posting.


Inkivääri said...

What a sweet rose, I love it and raindrops on it:)

Pat - Arkansas said...

I know you are SO glad to see the rain! I've been reading about the drought in Victoria.

That's a gorgeous rose, made even more beautiful by the raindrops.



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