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, August 23, 2010

Spring is in the Air

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Flower emerging in my garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Today's Flowers #107

Fresh colours of Spring
Hints of warmth after cold rains
Welcome Nature's grail



EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful! I can't get over how short your winter is! We haven't even finished summer yet!

JunieRose2005 said...

Very beautiful flower!

Carletta said...

So very lovely!
Some of the petals look as if they are standing close to protect the center and others as if they are spreading their arms to expose the beauty inside. You caught this beautifully!

(Carletta's Captures)

Naquillity said...

what a beautiful flower. it's certainly has some character. nicely captured. hope all is well.

Roan said...

WOW, gorgeous! I forget our seasons are opposite. Happy spring!

Christine said...

That is a beautiful shot, Gemma. As you go into spring, we go into fall. I noticed a subtle change in the air today...
Have a wonderful week!

Judy said...

You have had a short winter! It looks to me as though the petals of the flower unfold in a sort of a spiral action. It might be nice to see a series of how the petals actually unfold. Although that may not be possible...

Larry said...

This is a really fine photo... I particularly find the flower center to be very interesting... L

Unknown said...

oh, exquisite flower! the details are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your flower looks unique

'Tsuki said...

Superbe corolle se défroissant à la pointe du jour... Quel régal pour les yeux, que ces tendres couleurs.

Tammie Lee said...

Gemma, this is a gorgeous flower portrait!

Geraldine said...

It seems so strange to think of you heading into spring, just as the first orange leaves arrive here in BC. Beautiful work!

Joanne Olivieri said...

Sensational photo and beautiful words to match.

Splendid Little Stars said...


Rechie said...

a very awesome shot. this can be a nice wall art.

mine is here



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  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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