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)


Saturday, March 17, 2012


A lasiandra in my garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula

Swirling lilac folds
Petals silently dancing
Like whirling dervish

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Splendid Little Stars said...

so glorious!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flower, gorgeous color and a terrific capture for the day, Gemma! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Sallie ( said...

Gorgeous -- such a deep beautiful color.

Carole M. said...

beautiful Gemma; I nearly posted the tibouchina version. Like your little poem with it too

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flower.

Regards and best wishes

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Beautiful capture, Gemma.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful flower, I love the color.

Lui said...

Pretty and whirling indeed!

Maia said...

Gorgeous flowers in my favorite color.
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful sun-kissed blooms.



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