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)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Smiling Bright Flowers

The weather may scarcely be summer.
But here blooming in my garden are these!

Elusive summer
Chilly winds and sad grey skies
But a flower smiles

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Sylvia K said...

And a gorgeous flower it is! I love the colors! The perfect words as always, Gemma! I do hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


Robin said...

They're beautiful, lucky you!

Hopefully summer will catch up soon too.

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Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful lily! :)

NatureFootstep said...

You have that beauty in your garden? I bet you spend a lot of time there now. I really like the shape and color of this lily (I think)

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Leovi said...

These flowers give off a wonderful light, beautiful picture with excellent color, the beauty made ​​image.

Mildred said...

Simply beautiful!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the reminder about Ruby jTeusday;o)

Hope you are having a great week****

Lainy said...

These are simply lovely blooms! Thanks for the wonderful share.

Jama said...

They are gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful lilies -- we have them in Oregon (when it's summer here) too! One of my favorites.

i stora drag said...

Lovely photo of this beautiful lillies! Also my favourites in the Summer! In Winter I have my orchids inside. :)

Hope you get Summer soon! We're having Winter in Sweden, but it's like November all the time, no snow or cold, only rain and wind where I live in the south!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

The Asiatic lilies are amazing, Gemma, and growing them can be so rewarding. As well as being beautiful, they are so fragrant and make good cut flowers. Lovely post.
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