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, July 5, 2009

Hibiscus Survivor

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My native hibiscus is flowering very well in spite of Winter chills from rain and wind in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers #47

Native hibiscus
Like bold bells of lavender
Like sweet wishing wells


poefusion said...

Your hibiscus is beautiful. I'm impressed that it bloomed through winter's rain, cold.

Tammie Lee said...

Such a lovely flower, looks a bit shy as it peaks out from under the other buds.

SquirrelQueen said...

A very lovely hibiscus, the color is so beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful survivor!

amanda said...

I love this variety of Hibiscus, it is probably the only kind I like actually, Gemma you took such a great shot!

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous flower this hibiscus Gemma. The two colors are a perfect combination of nature's fashion show. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Regina said...

So lovely. Captured it greatly.

Arija said...

Isn't ir just a wonderful plant the way it flowers all year round and the flowers are so delicate, intricte and absolutely beautiful.

Judy said...

I love the hibiscus!! So funny to hear of a winter that allows flowers to bloom!

Rune Eide said...

I wish I could show one like that when we get to winter!



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