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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Monday, August 31, 2009

Mailbox on Ivy Mountain


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Mailbox at Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Mailbox Monday #30
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Small mailbox chalet
Deep in an ivy mountain
Hidden messages
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Raindrops on Leaves


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ I know I have posted one version of rain on leaves before!
But I am fascinated by the artistic patterns of raindrops!
I had to post another!
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Macro Monday meme
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Beauty of raindrops
Bright leafy jewelled bubbles
Tiny silvered tears
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Blue Sky and Blue Cloud


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Even the clouds are blue!
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Blue Monday meme
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Blue sky and blue cloud
An ocean of blue heaven
Like singing the blues
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Spring Rains on Spring Blossoms


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Blossoms damp with Spring rain in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #34
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Damp mellow yellows
Drinking fresh wine of Springtime
Glistening jewels

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Mosaic of Blossoms


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Lots of white Spring blossoms in my garden and just a hint of pale mauve blossom ~ Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Mosaic Monday meme
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Blossoming beauty
Nature's fragile jewellery
Crucibles of Spring
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Winter Water Chaos


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Rough winter seas at Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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Monochrome Monday/Monochrome Maniacs
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Chaotic waters
Swirling icy energy
Exhileration
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Patch of Blue


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Just one sky in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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One Single Impression #79 ~ Blue
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A patch of blue hope
A little ragged and pale
But alive with light
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Three Bells


Multiple exposure collage of phone at Tyabb Art and Craft Village + night lights in Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Carry on Tuesday #16 ~ It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night ~ Opening to Paul Aster's City of Glass (1985)
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Monday Poetry Train Revisited #43

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In the dead of night
Telephone ringing three times
Like the dead walking
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Heavenly chaos
First love was a swirling place
No rhyme or reason
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Far away island
Just clumps of rhododendrons
Coloured packaging
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Island castaway
Eden was a savage place
Second chance crumbled
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Skimped reality
Cold telephone reminders
Wrong number wrong place
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Three chances to love
Last life is ringing now
For whom the bell tolls
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White Blossoms in the Rain


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring is near ~ Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Today's Flowers #55
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Blossoms in the rain
Fresh arrival of Springtime
Welcome dear Stranger
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Watcher on the Shore


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Rough seas at Anthony's Nose near Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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SOOC Sunday meme
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Churning wintry foam
Like seething inner turmoil
Some watch in wonder
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Bowl It To Me!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadow loves to play with his "all star" ball!
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Pet Pride meme
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Let them bowl the ball
Be a serious goal keeper
Wise gems from Shadow
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Poetic Waves in Motion


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Rough seas at Dromana, looking toward Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #59
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Tirade of waters
Jostling and tumbling to shore
Natural drama
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Scenic Sunday

Nearly Spring Sunlight and Shadows


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Nearly Spring sunlight and shadows in my Dromana Hills world, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #67
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Squiggly shadow shapes
Waiting for the flesh of Spring
Gaunt hunger and thirst
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Flight of Seagull Wings


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Seagulls in low flight over a chidren's playground area at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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Camera Critters #73
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Flock of white seagulls
Instinctive birds of the sea
Pattern of sea wings
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Surprise Performance


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Programme cover of my school's musical performance.
Last night, after a long and weary Friday of teaching, I attended my school's performance of Grease.
SURPISE! SURPISE!
The performance was professional!
Talented dancers and singers created a "feel good" atmosphere.
The musical score was beautifully presented, adding some quirky extras to the original.
There was a real old car on stage for the well known song "Greased Lightning".
Brilliant choreography, costuming and lighting effects!
It was uplifting!
I felt proud to be a part of Casey Grammar School!
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PhotoHunt #177 ~ Surprise
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A new Greased Lightning
Surprise bolt of energy
Brilliant drama storm
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Reflections Beyond Reflections


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Reflections in Rosebud carpark, Mornington Peninsula
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Six Word Saturday meme
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Sometimes swirling reflections clutter my world.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

More Late Winter Beauty


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another late Winter sunset, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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SkyWatch Friday #59
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Final ember glows
Just Winter offers cold fires
But they appear warm
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dogs in a Beer Garden


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sign at Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula
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This Way Thurs-Way #23
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Strange place to find dogs
Hanging round a beer garden
Dog's tipsy curfew
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Folded Summer


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Buy art
Tables and umbrellas waiting for summer warmth at Portsea Hotel ~ overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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3WW #CLII ~ fracture + noise + vanish
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Umbrella army
Summer noise and sights vanish
Like a wrapped fracture

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Portsea Hotel


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Side view of Portsea Hotel, Mornington Peninsula
This hotel is huge with many dining areas.
Old and new window styles blend to create a charming mix of worlds.
On the terrace you can enjoy sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay.
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Sepia Scenes #45 + Window Views #19
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Multi-framed windows
Nostalgic views are within
Seas from then till now
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Dive Victoria


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dive Victoria boat leaving Portsea pier, Mornington Peninsula
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Buy art
Watery Wednesday #50
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To dive into worlds
To swim in magic silence
View gifts of the deep
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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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