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, May 3, 2009

Purple Imaginings

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Flowers blooming in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula ~ Spring 2008.
Today's Flowers #38

Like purple berets
Like bright wings of butterflies
Like purple brooches


A Wild Thing said...

I love 'purple berets' clever...I'm sitting here waiting for the sun to clear the horizon so I can go sit with my coffee and my binoculars on my brand new 'old' porch watch the new tenants of the bird condos, come home to roost.

These are the times I dream of, warm(not quite)Sundays, sweet soft music and bird song...ahhhh...summer is on it's way...watching the winter ebb is such a joy to us in the North, we are all so anxious to get outside in the sun. Some springs can just drag on, cold, damp and grey...we worship the sun!

I'm sure many think I'm strange, as I don't mow my 6 acres...a small space for Scratchy to pee and a small space for my garden table, is all I mow and I use an ol' timey mower, that has no motor...the rest is gardens.

I do wish you could click your heels and find yourself magically transported to my swing...the sounds and smells are cleansing...

Have a wonderful week 'teach' to ya soon!


Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

What a lovely photo and haiku. Purple is my favorite color in the garden!

Unknown said...

Those are lovely purple flowers. Purple is a truly spectacular flower color, I agree! :-)

Have a great week.

RA said...

Beautiful purple flowers and words! Have a great week, Gemma :)

Mirage said...

Those are stunning and I wouldn't mind looking back at them! Pretty!


Very beautiful flowers! Love the colors!

Esther Garvi said...

Those are so beautiful! Wish I had them growing in my garden!!

DeniseinVA said...

How lovely, such pretty pinks. Thank you for sharing them and have a great week.

Pacey said...

Purple flowers just catches our attention, they are so lovely to look.

Amanda Guthrie said...

Wow! that splash of color would brighten any dull spot!

Anonymous said...

wonderful purple!


Tulip said...

awesome purple flowers, i love it. how nice your garden full of flowers.

Scott Clawson said...

Beautiful words to go with a beautiful picture accuented by the beautiful music playing. Very lovely. :-)



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