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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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tools of Sound


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My figurine of a saxophonist
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HOT #97 ~ Tools
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Instruments of sound
Realise inner music
Sweet cords and discords
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My figurine of a drummer
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Heads Or Tails

Little Bear


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My little bear in a dusky, red-checked dress, a gift from my daughter.
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Sunday Scribblings #169 ~ Toys
Ruby Tuesday meme
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Perhaps a mere toy
Fluffy and cuddly and small
Perhaps fantasy
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Little nanna bear
Looking wise in spectacles
Wisdom of a child

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Winter Evening Skies and Night Lights


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Winter evening skies and night lights in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
NOTE: My old Samsung camera took a fast ride to camera heaven.
This post is in memory of a simple but faithful camera and a celebration of my new Canon PowerShot A2000IS.
These are the first photos from my new camera.
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Mosaic Monday meme
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In depths of darkness
A breath of mystical hue
A small kiss of light
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Mornington Shire in Mellow Yellow


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One of many street signs in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula. The yellowed shell on the sign is the symbol of Mornington Shire.
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Mellow Yellow Monday #25
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Sandy mellow shell
Symbol of life on the bay
Peninsula style
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Classical Cameos


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A collection of my verandah ornaments on a bamboo barrow
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Monochrome Monday/Monochrome Maniacs meme
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Classical trinkets
Frozen in digital film
Photo diaries

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mascots of Spring to Come


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Even though there are many bare boughs, there are some flowers, like this camellia, beginning to bloom in Winter ~ Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
I took these photos yesterday on a balmy Winter's afternoon.
The tree in the background is a leafless liquid amber.
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Today's Flowers #46
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Surpise pink flowers
Break the ice of winter whites
Flag bearers of Spring

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Blue Rain


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Collage of a rainy afternoon in the Balnarring carpark, Mornington Peninsula
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One Single Impression #70 ~ Blue Rain
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Watery cool scenes
Juices of the clouds well squeezed
Blue moods for grey rain
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Blue rain for grey moods
Life blood of the soul rung out
Teary streams on ice
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Blue raincoat cafe
Secret rainbow hideaway
New blue rain design
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Shadow Style


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Our Burmese cat ~ Shadow ~ loves to lie on the verandah between my dear partner's feet...
Just like... a dog?
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Pet Pride meme
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The grace of grey fluff
Embraced by a pair of shoes
Reclining on woods
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Fertile Waste Land


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ I have featured this unusual letterbox and tortoise made of hub caps in separate, earlier posts.
They are both in the front garden of a Dromana Hills home, Mornington Peninsula.
Now here they are together.
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SOOC Sunday meme
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Eccentric garden
Recycled metal display
Waste is not wasted

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A Little Sea Mist


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A little sea mist over a wintry Port Phillip Bay as viewed from the Dromana Hills looking toward Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #50
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Sea mists of winter
Like sprinkles of fairy dust
Views of magic worlds

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Scenic Sunday

Spidery Shadow


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dromana coastal walkway, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #58
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Huge spidery legs
Antennaed bulk seems rampant
Shadowy nightmares
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shy Siamese


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My neighbours' siamese cat.
They use their home mainly as a weekender.
Two cats and two dogs travel with them.
This cat is quite nervous with strangers and does not like going outside at all.
So my neighbours keep her in this large cat run for awhile.
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Camera Critters #64
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Slinky slim feline
Shyly masking inner moods
Home is protection

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Camera Critters

Flying the Flags of My Homeland


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Flags included are:
Australian flag
Blue and yellow flag representing Information for tourists
Dromana, Mornington Peninsula street flag celebrating the summer holidays 2008/9
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PhotoHunt #168 ~ Flags
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Flags brightly flying
Like a welcome home salute
Like a soft blanket

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Luminous Skies


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sunset in wintry Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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SkyWatch #50
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Luminous sunset
Filmy waves of feathered cloud
Dustings of pale light
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Calm Spirit of Kookaburras


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ It has been awhile since I posted a photo of one of our wild kookaburra friends, here in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
So here is one from a recent, still dark winter morning.
That is the perfect time for them to arrive for food before the onset of other feathered wildlife.
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Nature Notes #15
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Patient little birds
Quietly dream on the world
Food is optional
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Knowing characters
Tucked together on a branch
Like tiny buddhas
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Tempting Signs by Night


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Signs at the entrance to Dromana Shopping Centre by night light, Mornington Peninsula
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This Way Thurs-Way #14
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Neatly packaged lights
Like colourful textured bricks
Glowing temptations
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This Way Thurs-Way

Slivers of Sunset Light


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Glimpse of a sunset through my verandah railings, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Sepia Scenes #36
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Slatted sunset light
Like a slice of sweet promise
Tinged with tawny hope
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cosmetic Surgery


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Peeling boat sheds on Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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3WW CXLIII ~ fickle + wrinkle + sparkle
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Fickle weathered skins
Yet after winter's wrinkle
Cosmetics sparkle
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Freshly painted boat sheds at Dromana beach
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CALENDAR

Tasmania

Tasmania
A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

Tasmania

Tasmania
View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

New Landscapes

New Landscapes
New Worlds

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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