As Australians, the natural landscape is engrained in our consciousness. Even while most of us live in the cities and suburbs, we identify with and appreciate how unique and picturesque our homeland is - in particular our amazing vegetation.
Other books have aimed to capture in images and words Australia's vast sweeping desert plains, the gum-tree-lined river banks, or the cattle grazing over fields of golden grasses. In contrast, Flora Poetica zooms in to focus on the most exquisite and spectacular details of some of our native plant species.
Take a stroll through the Australian bush and you are likely to walk right past some of our most gorgeous and distinctive plants without even noticing. 'Flora Poetica' gives readers a close-up view of some well-known species, as well as a glimpse of our more elusive plant-life. Each stunning photograph is complimented with an Australian poem, quote or extract from a literary work that explores the splendour of our landscapes.
- Publication Date:
- 04 / 07 / 2005