Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A mote of beauty


Past the fallen bougainvillea blossoms, way down the lane ... what is that?

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shots Julie. I love the second one. Great still life with amazing colors.

Arija said...

What a wonderful carpet of petals . . . i just adore the byways of cities, all the little lanes and back driveways with overhanging fruit trees and flowers and all too often heaps of garbage as well, but what the heck it all belongs to a throbbing metropolis.

Kay L. Davies said...

I didn't try to enlarge the picture, just squinted until I could see the oranges, two bright spots in the middle of the lane.
Super photos, Julie.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mary Ann said...

Possibly the loveliest mote I've ever seen.

Margaret said...

The romantic in me loves flower laden lanes.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Such is your skill that you extract beauty from rotten fruit. It is all in the eye.

Windsmoke. said...

You must have a sharp eye or very strong glasses like me. Fantastic photos.

Ann said...

Too small for my eyes. Can almost smell those fruit.

Mark said...

Very evocatative of inner Sydney in the late summer.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A path scattered with bougainvillea confetti, bright pink... overhanging shrubs on the gentle incline... just beautiful, Julie

Bisous,
Genie

Jayne said...

Love the vivid colours :)

Vicki said...

What I love most about your photos is the vibrancy of your colours. You make even rotting oranges look beautiful!

J Bar said...

Such amazing colour in a dingy laneway. Mirazozo at The Opera House is open to the public but strictly 'user pays'. It was $10 or $8.50 for groups of 4 or more.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Isn't that lane just the best ... textures and colours, aging beauty everywhere.

Peter said...

agree with Tulsa, amazing fruit - and its roten

Virginia said...

Leave it to you to find beauty in all that we overlook. THat's why I love your photographs so very much.
V

diane b said...

Nothing wrong with your eyes. I couldn't see them. You make rotten oranges look attractive.

Jilly said...

Two gorgeous photos. Beauty in decay.

Ann said...

I was in Oz last year at this time,. I learn from the aborigines a song/dance called Sasha.

I came back to New Zealand and taught my students. They love it.