THE MEANING OF AUTUMN

AUTUMN whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Temporary gamble omitted?

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Old shed at Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula
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3WW prompt #XCVII ~ gamble + omitted + temporary
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In fragile spaces
Old sheds live out old stories
No fractured secret
Omitted
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Old farm machinery at Main Ridge
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In some farm pastures
Rusted metal memories
Smile wryly at the
Gamble
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Pumps at Main Ridge
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Lonely sentinels
Visionary left-overs
Motionless
Unmasked
Temporary?
~

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

B is for BENT

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Bent tree at Dromana on Port Phillip Bay

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ABC Wednesday ~ Round 3 prompt ~ B is for "bent"
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Around the coastline of Mornington Peninsula on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia there are many strangely shaped tree forms. Sea winds have a rather unique sense of artistry specially reserved for slimly trunked trees.
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Bend a little
Sway a little
Turn the bark
Over
Sail a little
Sigh a little
Turn the leaves
Over and
Over and
Over
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Trees hugging the coastline at Mornington
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And the coastline round Port Phillip Bay is certainly "bent". Waters crumble gently onto beaches tucked into many nooks and crannies.
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Beach a little
Waves a little
Turn the waters
Over
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ The Bay around Mornington
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Finally, to enjoy the delightful artistry of bent trees on an entrancing, bent coastline, there is the ultimate "bent" walkway to amble and dream by the sea.
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Walk a little
Wind a little
Turn reality
Over and
Over and
Over
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Part of the walkway by the sea at Dromana

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rubies in the Mists

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ School basketball/netball court on a very foggy morning
I am still on a quest for finding some ruby red in unusual places. Imagine my surprise when I go to work, and, there looming out of the mist is "a ruby"!
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Ruby Tuesday prompt
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A fog-bound morning
Shapes sidling, looming in mists
Soulful grey canvas
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I was offered blindness
But determined to see
I was offered silence
But determined to speak
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Confusing lighting
Waiting for real substance
Like a paintbrush poised
~
I walked in silence
But determined to speak
I was blinded
But determined to see
~

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another basketball/netball ring

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bowling Trailer

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Bowling pin needs a bowling ball ~ Dromana Hub, Mornington Peninsula
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Odd Shot Monday prompt
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Even an ordinary trip for
Ordinary grocery shopping
Can be
An eye opening experience
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To find a bowling pin
Towering with grace
On an ordinary trailer
Can be
At the very least
A smiling shock
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Real food for thought?
~
The ball's in your alley
~

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Muddy Heaven

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Bike on a trailer in Dromana Hub carpark, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Snapshot prompt #47
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To you
I may look like
A shameful
Grubby
Dried mud
Mess
~
But I have been on
The best weekend ride ~
Flashing down trails in
Wild bushlands ~
Leaping mounds
In a single bound ~
Racing round
Bends
Not meant for
The faint-hearted
~
And best of all
We did it
Again and
Again and
AGAIN!
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Wash me?
Never!
Well, not right now!
Let me dream awhile in
My muddy heaven
~

Sacred Space

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Roofline of Presbyterian Church, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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Simply Snickers prompt ~ sacred + secrets + self + scorned
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A sacred space is
Often marked with
A cross ~
But too often
In the same landscape
There is a hint of
A false
Wired
Charged
Cross
Lurking ~
Like holy light
Scorned
~

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However
If self is
In charge
Then the inner eyes
Hold to
The precious secrets
~

Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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And electrified crosses
Are left for
The black birds
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Facing Faces

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Faces
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One Single Impression prompt ~ Faces
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Faces are stories of
Many nations
Many personalities
Many moods
~
The faces of youth spell
Vibrancy
Rebelliousness
Indifference
Daring
Music
Mischief
~
But as they age
Do they
Can they
Find new music and
Mellow into a
Sweet
Kind
Older face
Actively living out
Winters in
A white cap
~

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Old lady at Dromana
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Stormy Winter Sunset

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Storm cloud meets sunset lights ~ Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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Manic Monday prompt ~ Storm
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Winter sunset lights
Like gentle jewels
Sparkling from feathered pillows
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But incoming storm clouds
Spice the landscape with
Biting contrast
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ At first, winter sunset lights seem to be winning

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Storm cloud rolling in at Dromana
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Storm clouds
Like Gothic castles
Breathing dark dramas
Exciting, lively dramas
Charging deepest fears
~

Duck Dreaming

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Ducks wandering the parkland at the top of Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula

Camera Critters prompt #16
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A duck loves walking
Walking in light rain
Walking with friends in light rain
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Ducks in Wonderland
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Duck portrait in black and white
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A duck loves wet grass
Wet grass is a feast
Wet grass is delectable
~
Duck heaven on earth
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another duck portrait
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But there's always one
One who is different
One who wanders in lone thoughts
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The Dreaming for ducks
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Blossoming Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadows with filtered character at Arthurs Seat
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Shadow Shot Sunday prompt #10
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Shadows
Like filmy poses
Like frozen gestures in space
Odd identities
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadows with colourful character at Arthurs Seat
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Dark glows
Like fiery night lights
Like warm rays in loneliness
Blossoming shadows
~

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Beach for All Seasons

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Wintry Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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Inspire Me Thursday prompt ~ Beach
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Winter lights of ice
Softening waters
A beach where summer lifetimes
Whisper from far days
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Windy, wintry Dromana beach
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Feathers
Even the stalwart
Suffer wild ruffled feathers
In the windy chills
~

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Beautiful winter light over a wintry Dromana beach
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But lights are magic
Like limpid dreamscapes
The soul wings in sheer delight
Riding the sky waves
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Walking Dromana pier in the final lights of day
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Sunset
Sunset pale pastels
A last walk on the cold pier
Winter smiles linger
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Hanging Out

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Hangin' at Flinders ~ 1
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PhotoHunt prompt #120 ~ Hanging
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Hangin' on a post of the Bay ~
Dryin' Time
Feelin' the warmth of sun rays ~
Dreamin' Time
~
Stillness is golden
Memories are foldin'
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Hangin' on a post of the Bay
Dryin' Time
~

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Hangin' at Flinders ~ 2
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Friday, July 25, 2008

Scenic Sunday Morning

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sunday morning at Dromana Hub carpark

Photostory Friday prompt

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Nothing really scenic in this image?
Hmmmmmmmmm
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No sunlight
No clear skies
A little rain
A few puddles
All easy to see in
Panoramic,
Empty
Space of
No cars
No people
No wayward shopping trolleys
No traffic in the background
~
No haste
No pressure
No waiting
~
Aaaaaahhh
A glorious scene made in
Sunday morning heaven
~

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Old war of the worlds

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ School carpark early on a foggy morning
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Haiku Friday prompt
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Old war of the worlds
Brazen machine meets Nature
Outcomes are pending
~
Silent, bold stand-off
Countdowns in stubborn motion
Only one winner
~
Mists creep in slowly
Like a blanket of blindness
Crossings are shrinking
~

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Carpark Skies

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dark skies over Dromana Hub carpark ~ 1
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SkyWatch Friday prompt
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Boiling grizzly skies
Bunching dark leaden burdens
Like secret turmoils
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Pic on Flickr by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dark skies over Dromana Hub carpark ~ 2
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Like secret turmoils
Limping away from the light
Like shadows dragging
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Pic on Flickr by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dark skies over Dromana Hub carpark ~ 3
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Like shadows dragging
Melting in sweet sad dreamings
Like breathless moments
~

Pic on Flickr by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dark skies over Dromana Hub carpark ~ 4
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Like breathless moments
Breathing in heavenly airs
Like brilliant diamonds
~

CALENDAR

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Archive of Blog Quotes

  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
  • Autumn is an introspective season when stray thoughts of the mind dive into the mystique of the soul - Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Autumn whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Love is born / With a dark and troubled face, / When hope is dead / And in the most unlikely place; / Love is born, / Love is always born. - Michael Leunig's Christmas Song Cycle "Southern Star"
  • Spring paints the stars of heaven in Earth colours ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Summer sizzles with a sibilant hush / Broken by dreams of / Clinking ice ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. - Stanley Horowitz
  • Winter is the fire, simmering lonely in the soul ~ Gemma Wiseman
  • Winter is the shadow, the etching of the seasons in the mist ~ Gemma Wiseman

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