WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEAR AND FAR


 

The layers in this picture are

To show the Free State near and far,

With cosmos flowers at the fore;

A strip replanted gives one more;

Then followed by a field of corn

(Or ‘mealies’, if you’re SA born),

While next there comes a line of trees

(I think the settlers planted these);

Near Harrismith those mountains shown –

As ‘Witteberg’ the range is known.

 © Colonialist August 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

 

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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24 Responses to WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEAR AND FAR

  1. eof737 says:

    Terrific job and choice for the challenge. Your flowers add a warmth too. 😉

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  2. Desire says:

    Did you take that photograph? It is postcard-perfect. Love cosmos. Actually, love flowers generally, and have a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson (MY FAVOURITE!) on my whiteboard for spring: “The Earth laughs in flowers”.

    Your photo captures laughter so beautifully!

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  3. footsy2 says:

    This was once my back yard 🙂

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  4. 68ghia says:

    The yearly display of cosmos is usually well worth the travel to far flung spots 😉

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  5. leahJlynn says:

    Beautifully layers in your photo and I love your poem too.

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  6. nrhatch says:

    Wonderful . . . poem and pic! I’m a fan of cosmos. 😀

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  7. adinparadise says:

    Great shot for the theme, Col. I love to see the Cosmos out.

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  8. melouisef says:

    Interesting how many of the American bloggers also put up photos of these flowers. Makes a beautiful show!

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  9. zannyro says:

    Lovely image…I love Cosmos!

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  10. Pussycat44 says:

    I like the picture in the fore
    Cosmos flowers here galore
    The mountains with their scary height
    Are enough to give me fright 😉

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