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 22, 2011


This protea in my Dromana Hills garden always fascinates me.
The soft textures in the centre and the soft red colours are unique.
As its colour fades, its tawny textures are stunning too.

Today's Flowers #157
Red Hot Monday meme
Macro Monday meme

Gentle ruby blush
Strong vibrant textures and shapes
Soft fluffy heartland


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DeniseinVA said...

Such an exotic looking bloom. Great macro too. Thank you for sharing it with Today's Flowers.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a fascinating beauty!

Pam said...

I have never seen a flower like that. Beautiful and great macro>

Kim, USA said...

Looks like this flower is really blushing makes me smile!

Macro Monday

Unknown said...

What a wonderful flower! I've never seen one before!

NatureFootstep said...

it seems like the leaves is beautiful as well. :)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous flower and haiku! ♥ dani

Gypsy Lala said...

Blushing beauty!



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