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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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Blowing the Curve


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A pretty corner in the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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One Single Impression #101 ~ Blowing the Curve
Monday Poetry Train
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Attractive garden
Circular pedestal pot
Apparently so
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Patterned curved detail
Blowing the visual curve
Imagined cycle
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Shadow in the Shade


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One of Shadow's favourite places when we sit on the verandah on a hot summer's day.
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Pet Pride meme
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Lying low in shade
But keeping watch on the world
Wise gems from Shadow
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Ticket to Fly


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ At the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula are many fanciful sculptures.
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Carry on Tuesday #38 ~ This week our prompt is a quote from Martin H. Fischer:
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
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At times
I feel like
Pressed metal
Dangling on a string
A mobile
Victim to fickle winds
But I know that
While I have breath
I can energise my wings
And fly
My very being is the ticket to
The greatest show on earth
Earth itself
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Enchanted Cottage


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula there are many fantasy structures and sculptures like this little fairy house!
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Monochrome Weekend
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Enchanted cottage
Small secret garden magic
Beautiful escape
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Uncanny Presence of the Ancients


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula there are many carvings in old tree trunks.
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Haiku Bones #8 ~ Uncanny
SOOC Sunday #65

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Carved face in old woods
Bearded wisdom of ancients
Uncanny watcher
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Scenic Fantasy


Pic by Gemma Wiseman~ A wonderful place to wander is the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula.
A great variety of mazes set in fantasy gardens creates magic!
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Scenic Sunday #81
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Enchanted garden
Fairy spirits and mazes
Fantasy is real
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Scenic Sunday

In the shadow of a rose...


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An old barbeque in the shadow of a rose, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #89
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A trail of shadow
Plain old brown hunk of metal
Beautiful as one
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Reflection of my Dromana World


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sliver of reflection in my dining room window, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #19
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Between two brick walls
Sliver of Nature's landscape
Panel of beauty
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Australia Day 2010 in Dromana #4


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ On Australia Day (yesterday) on the Dromana foreshore, a member of Dromana Fire Rescue demonstrated to children how a giant hose works!
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Watery Wednesday #72
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Precious water spray
Water for surviving fire
Water for learning
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia Day 2010 in Dromana #3


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Today is Australia Day.
Part of the activities on the Dromana foreshore, Mornington Peninsula included painting and drawing for children.
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Carry on Tuesday #37 ~ This week our prompt is a quote from the 18th century artist Sir Joshua Reynolds:
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
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Old rooms hung with thoughts
Rooms hung with children's pictures
Birth of innocence

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Australia Day 2010 in Dromana #2


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Today is Australia Day.
This is a part of an acapella group who presented indigenous songs from around the world to an enthusiastic audience in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula.
The red and black clothing represents the colours of the Australian Aboriginals' flag.
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Red and black music
Stirring national heart strings
Inspirational
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Australia Day 2010 in Dromana


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Today is Australia Day.
And Dromana by the sea on the Mornington Peninsula on a bright summer's day is a wonderful place to be.
The whole community gathers to celebrate.
Here is a collection of faces and activities...
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That's My World Tuesday
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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It is more than fun
It is more than flags flying
It is soul music
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mellow Summer Beach in Dromana


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Slightly warmer summer day in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula attracted a few beach goers!
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SOOC Sunday #64
Scenic Sunday #80
One Single Impression #100 ~ Sunny Days

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Hesitant swimmers
An autumn beach in summer
Mellow warming sun
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Warming sunny days
Hair reaching for summer winds
Energised pleasure
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Scenic Sunday

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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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