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.
Nice Flower....Absolutely nice !ReplyDelete
Ah .. spring can't be far away for you now. I guess I better read up on your elections.ReplyDelete
A spot of sunshine in your lawn! Nice photo!ReplyDelete
so, how do you really feel? just kidding.... :)ReplyDelete
I felt the same way over here when George W. Bush was elected! Ugh.ReplyDelete
Beautiful yellow flower.ReplyDelete
ja zo,n zonnetje kunnen we nu wel gebruiken.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flower and a great capture for the day, Stewart!! Ah, and a promise of spring!ReplyDelete
Sorry, your person did not win! Spring is something happy you can look forward to! Have a great week ahead!ReplyDelete
I love dandelions! I have a huge healthy crop in both my front and back yard ;).ReplyDelete
Truly sorry about the election result.
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!!ReplyDelete
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!!
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.”ReplyDelete
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.
Hi Stewart One drop of yellow sunshine will brighten up your day.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your disappointment.ReplyDelete
Your flower is very lovely, though.
Little faces of sunshine.ReplyDelete
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.
Such a lovely flower...ReplyDelete
Add me to your "disappointed" list. I am staggered at the swing. Every little shining gold wild flower helps the mood. Lovely photo.ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
Very enlightened post and gorgeous dandelion photo ~ glad she 'perked you up' ~ enjoy ~ carol, xoReplyDelete
Beautiful! I've completely lost faith in politicians. They all seem to be a bunch of rotten apples.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete