Sunday, 8 September 2013

Front Lawn / The day after

Australia had its general election this weekend.  Please don't judge us by the person who will now walk the world stage as our leader.   There are always winners and losers in life, and politically I seem to generally support the losing side.  But at least I can sleep at night!

I went out to collect the morning paper (mourning paper?) and found this dandelion on my front lawn.  It's simple colour and texture lifted my gloom.   Even in the face of disappointment, there is still beauty.



You can find more close up shots at Macro Monday2 and I Love Macro.

SM.

23 comments:

Timur said...

Nice Flower....Absolutely nice !

Greetings

Marcia said...

Ah .. spring can't be far away for you now. I guess I better read up on your elections.

Montanagirl said...

A spot of sunshine in your lawn! Nice photo!

TexWisGirl said...

so, how do you really feel? just kidding.... :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I felt the same way over here when George W. Bush was elected! Ugh.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful yellow flower.
Greetings Irma

stiefbeen said...

ja zo,n zonnetje kunnen we nu wel gebruiken.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful flower and a great capture for the day, Stewart!! Ah, and a promise of spring!

eileeninmd said...

Sorry, your person did not win! Spring is something happy you can look forward to! Have a great week ahead!

Karen said...

I love dandelions! I have a huge healthy crop in both my front and back yard ;).

Truly sorry about the election result.

grammie g said...

Stewart I would love seeing a dandelion right now, but since we are heading in our Autumn season,it will be next spring before that happens!!
I sure wish we had an election right now, Bat Man would be a great choose of our present President grrr I know how you feel!!
Yes a lovely sight to see on a gloomy day!!
Grace

FigMince said...

Ah, Stewart. There’s an apocryphal story about General Macarthur being asked who he thought would win the Korean war (oops, ‘conflict’), and he’s supposed to have indicated the local people around him and replied: “I don’t know, but these poor bastards have certainly lost it.”

The really tragic thing about Australia today (à mon avis) is that, whoever won this election, we’d already lost it long ago.

The barbarians are in the mortgage-belt marginal seats, and they’re deciding the country’s ‘aspirations’ and morality.

Me, I’m trying to find a people smuggler who can get me outa here.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart One drop of yellow sunshine will brighten up your day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

At least your campaigns are short. Dang...even when the person I vote for wins (as happened the last 2 elections here) I get sick of the long long campaign season. I wish we could take a lesson from your country on that. But I'm sorry you were disappointed..If I correctly understood what I read about the parties, I would have been disappointed too if I lived there.

Sandy Carlson said...

Sorry about your disappointment.

Your flower is very lovely, though.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Little faces of sunshine.
Sorry about your election let down.
I've been reading the Poisonwood Bible - quite a read and nearly complete.. It has offered much food for thought on elections.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Such a lovely flower...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Add me to your "disappointed" list. I am staggered at the swing. Every little shining gold wild flower helps the mood. Lovely photo.

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chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Very pretty flower and am happy to learn that you are in "mourning" over the results of the election.Sometimes even the "good" ones can turn out to be a dissapointment! There will always be a next election.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very enlightened post and gorgeous dandelion photo ~ glad she 'perked you up' ~ enjoy ~ carol, xo

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful! I've completely lost faith in politicians. They all seem to be a bunch of rotten apples.

Hannah said...

I'm sad that my government that I thought was by the people for the people doesn't stop atrocities like Mon - santo. Yellow is such a cheery color, and the bees sure love them. I like the little curlicued stamens.