Monday, October 26, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 48 Gold of a Different Kind

While on our recent trip to Sydney, we had to cross
many miles of New South Wales' erstwhile gold country,



now gleaming with a different gold that rewards one's
labour with a little more certainty.



With the blue hills surrounding this wealth of gold,
I could have, like Dorothy, happily sunk down into
a hundred year sleep...woops, seems my bedtime
stories are getting tangled.



The road side weed, Echium plantagenium, covered
the road verges just in time for a welcome colour change.



All photos enlarge so you too may be blinded with gold.

Thanks to Klaus and the My World team for hosting
this informative meme.

44 comments:

  1. And the funniest thing of all when you wrote I love their sense of humour, I laughed.

    oxoxo

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  2. As far as I am concerned when you say something there is no proof necessary.

    xoxoxo

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  3. Absolutely stunning; I can only imagine being there, looking across the field for ever and seeing nothing but the beautiful gold, gold, gold.......

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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  4. What incredible color! And fields of it! Breathtaking as always, Arija! Never seen so much gold, but I would love to!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. A delightful sight for sure... just think of the value as gold prices are sky high at the moment... ;o)

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  6. The countryside is awash with gold. Priceless!

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  7. Dear Arija, yellow fields....
    We have only in the summer...and now...we have only rain, fog and cold...
    your shots are very nice.
    Have anice week, dear
    graceolsson.se/mittliv

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  8. How very lovely. We also have golden fields of this fragrant flower--they just aren't as large. I love your photos--they fill my eyes.

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  9. I can understand your Dorothy desire to lay down in these lovely fields of gold.

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  10. That echium is lovely Arija - I don't know it at all. The blue and the gold are such a beautiful contrast. Your photos are lovely.

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  11. Beautiful scenes.Gold as far as the eye can see.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  12. Exactly why I love spring. The yellow mustard blankets the ground and it's one of my joyous days.

    I have mine at www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  13. Dreamy and real golden Nature.
    Love report.
    Luiz Ramos

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  14. beautiful "butter fields"!!!may I ask at what height you were in relation to the top of the flowers? / and how far away? and was it a wide lens?

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  15. What beautiful golden fields. While I have autumn gold you have spring/summer gold. I also love the purple flower at the end of your post.

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  16. Beautiful gold country filled with spring flowers. I, too, have a gold country of a different type.

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  17. Arija: Thanks so much for the golden moment. It is a beautiful field.

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  18. Spectacular! True gold if you ask me!

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  19. Those fields of gold are amazing. The Echium is beautiful too.

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  20. Beautiful! I love the variation youo got in the different images.

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  21. Gosh, that's beautiful. I love the word "erstwhile", by the way.

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  22. As has already been said, such a wonderful sight for the weary traveler.

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  23. Stunning photos! Do you know the song "fields of gold"?

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  24. This one is really like a paradise. Great capture of views. But the flowers for this color is really fantastic.

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  25. Beautiful. That's not a picture of Australia that we think of. Very verdant.

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  26. Thank you lovely lady.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  27. I am sure this sea of gold is like a world of sunshine and I see the bees heading for it to be bathed in all that pollen!! Blue flowers are simply perfect to post with this!

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  28. Arija, such beautiful pics. The yellow and blue is such a beautiful and promising combination.
    I love driving through the canola and mustard seed fields in the spring on the Canadian prairies. I too could lay down in them and get lost in sleep.
    Have a great week.
    Smiles and blessings

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  29. Gorgeous! I love seeing flowers, always, but now that there are NONE around me, ahhhhh.

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  30. Arija, some of these photos look like northen Maine in summer when the rape seed is in bloom. Beautiful.

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  31. Wow, these are two of my favorite colors together. What is the gold?

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  32. That's just an amazing expanse of gold. Beautiful! The purple flowers are a nice accent.

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  33. Wow, gold you bet. Some kind of crop?

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  34. Fabulous photos Arija. I love 'rape' as we call it in the UK. In Spring it is all over the countryside. We used to play a car game and shout 'rape' every time we spotted a field! Such are memories made.

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  35. Beautiful images...Golden delights...how wonderful to reach a crest and view a field of gold...we see that in Ohio when the soybean fields turn yellow

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  36. OMG, this is AMAZING. What type of plants are these? I at first I thought they were golden rod, but then I saw that you said it was in Sydney...

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