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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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Survival Bags for Riders


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Bike riders, in the 2008 Round the Bay challenge, pause at the Dromana traffic lights, Mornington Peninsula.
On their backs they carry bags ~ from back packs to bum bags ~ survival kits.
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PhotoHunt #186 ~ Bags
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All bagged up and sealed
Vital energy basics
Small bundle of life
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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White Horse at Main Ridge


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ White horse at Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula
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Camera Critters #82
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Beautiful white horse
Enjoying sweet solitude
Life can be a dream
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Camera Critters

Natural Fractals


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Reflected view of Port Phillip Bay through a kitchen window
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Weekend Reflections #6
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Two tiered dimensions
Looking in and looking out
Fractal view of time

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Feet


Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Six Word Saturday meme
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I walk in light and shadow
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Friday, October 30, 2009

World Teachers' Day 2009


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ It is World Teachers' Day here in Australia.
Interesting that UNESCO lists World Teachers' Day as 5th October.
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I wore this badge with pride today.
Even though I felt the stress of the VCE students sitting for their 3 hour English paper this morning...
(A little sad that this will be the last time I give them some encouragement...)
Even though I have a welter of reports to write this weekend...
Even though there seems to be more and more meetings...
More and more paper work...
Even though sometimes I am so tired that I can't sleep...
I remember the special moments...
When one student finally succeeds in writing an essay...
When another writes a poem to surprise me
And it's not homework...
When a magic smile and hug drift my way...
I wore this badge with pride today...

Talcum Powder Clouds


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring skies a year ago at Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Sky Watch Friday #58
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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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Like talcum dustings
Soft puffy bursts of beauty
Like cameo dreams
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Petals of Spring



Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring flowers in my garden in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Nature Notes #33
Signs of the Season #2

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Bouquet of colours
Spring parade of sweet beauty
Signs of the season
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Boutique Gallery


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Boutique gallery at Queenscliff, Bellarine Peninsula.
Seaview Gallery was established in 1988 in the old coastal town of Queenscliff.
Australian cobntemporary and traditional paintings, studio glass, sculpture and original jewellery are represented here.
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Window Views...and Doors too #28
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Through tiny windows
A glimpse of unique treasures
Window shopping dreams
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Map Art


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Map of Port Phillip Bay embedded in a rock at Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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This Way Thurs-Way #29
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Far horizon signs
Distances from Dromana
Map artwork in rock

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This Way Thurs-Way

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Still Blue Waters


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view of Spring waters from Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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Watery Wednesday #59
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Still blue Spring waters
Inviting Summer's arrival
Gentle sparkling hope
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Westernport Horizons


Pic by Gemma wiseman ~ View over Westernport Bay from a Flinders lookout, Mornington Peninsula
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Sepia Scenes #54
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So many stand here
So many view horizons
Many feel at peace

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Red Alert


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sign at Red Hill Garden Centre, Mornington Peninsula
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Ordinary sign
Bright red alert at Red Hill
A sign for warm fires
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Spring Flowers Glow


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring flowers in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
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Macro Monday meme
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Parade of colour
Shoulder to shoulder blossoms
Festival of Spring
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Mosaic of a Spring Rose


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Light and shadow on a new Spring rose in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
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Mosaic Monday meme
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Play of light and shade
Exquisite rose bathed in Spring
A touch of beauty
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Nature's White Gem


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ White Spring flower in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
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Today's Flowers #63
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Like a white gemstone
Touched by a tiny gold star
Waiting for Spring love
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Synthetic Perfection


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Synthetic marking strips waiting to be laid on a new basketball court.
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Mellow Yellow Monday #42
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Tough synthetic grass
Fast fix synthetic markers
Courts for all seasons
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Icon of Spring


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A Spring rose in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
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Monochrome Monday/Monochrome Maniacs
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Icon of Springtime
Glorious waves of beauty
Gem among flowers

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Elusive


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Watching the rain fall over the sea at Anthony's Nose, Mornington Peninsula
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One Single Impression #87 ~ Elusive
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Once we longed for rain
Indoor freshness and coolness
And now there is rain
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Now we long for sun
Outdoor happiness and warmth
Elusive balance
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Worlds Without Namaste


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Seagull flying in the last light of day in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Carry on Tuesday #24 ~ This week our prompt is a line from
the 1998 movie Aliens:
We'd better get back, 'cause it'll be dark soon, and they mostly
come at night... mostly.

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Formless shapes
Like hollow silhouettes
Drifting on the whispers of evening
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Cold whispers
Like darkness visible
Echoing another far dimension
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Fear marching
Like heartbeats scrunching shells
Breaking into worlds without namaste
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Get back now
'Cause it'll be dark soon
And they mostly come at nightfall...mostly

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Spring Waters at Flinders


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Spring view over Westernport Bay from Flinders, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #67
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Gentle rippling blues
A lone seagull on the wing
Scenic Spring heaven
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Scenic Sunday

Trunk Art


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A bit of a strange photo, but it has been raining recently at Mornington.
The rain deepened the textures and colours of this tree trunk.
I had to capture it.
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SOOC Sunday meme
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Artistry of trees
A trunk of textured colours
Blessings of the rain
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Shadow Wonderland


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadow rests in one of his favourite places
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Pet Pride meme
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Love dappled sunlight
Garden wonderland dreaming
Wise gems from Shadow
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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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