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, February 28, 2010

Complete Relaxation


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadow knows how to completely relax any time, anywhere!
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Pet Pride meme
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Cool pure elegance
Relaxation means stray paws
Wise gems from Shadow

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Walking With Waters


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Water play at Rosebud beach at low tide, Mornington Peninsula
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SOOC Sunday #69
Haiku Bones #12 ~ Sleep
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Last days of summer
Sleep is a land far away
Water's the moment
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Stepping Up With a Kookaburra


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A little kookaburra on our verandah steps, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Camera Critters #99
Carry on Tuesday #42 ~ This week our prompt is the opening of Elizabeth Peter’s 1999 book The Falcon at the Portals:
What is it you find so amusing, dear?
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Hopping up the stairs
Kookaburra happiness
Life is always good
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Hear this bird's laughter
It is so amusing dear
You must just laugh too

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Low Tide Beauty


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A scene at low tide at Rosebud beach, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #85
One Single Impression #105 ~ Running
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Like eyes in waiting
Waiting for fresh impulses
Latent energy
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Dreaming of running
Running with the water winds
Challenging high tides

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Scenic Sunday

Closed Maze of Shadows


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A play of shadows round a side entrance to the Enchanted Maze, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula.
(This photo was taken before the main entrance opened to the public, but I expect this less grand entrance is more for deliveries! There is a cafe and souvenir shop here at the maze.)
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Shadow Shot Sunday #93
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Closed to the public
Side gate to maze enchantment
Riddled with shadows

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

One Sign Multiplied


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Multiple reflections of the Post Office sign at Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #23
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Fractured reflection
Pieces of reality
Broken messages
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Grey is Beautiful


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula, some late summer sunset skies have interesting grey clouds.
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Sky Watch Friday #74
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Purling grey skyscape
Like soft secrets set adrift
Subtle pale beauty
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Domed Views


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Delightful domed building near the Melbourne Museum.
I loved how the tall windows accentuated the shape of the dome and the tiny ones in the dome itself looked like mini viewing spaces!
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Window Views...and Doors Too
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Elongated views
Three sixty degree spaces
Circling earth from earth
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Swimming Carnival Blues


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Lovely clear blue of water at a swimming carnival
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Watery Wednesday #76
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Soft clear blue waters
Swimmers lap and foam the pool
Beautiful motions
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's Fun To Be Crazy!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A swimming carnival can be a great time to indulge in some crazy outfits!
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Drama of colours
Dress ups are a great escape
Crazy happiness

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Monday, February 22, 2010

In the dim light of yesterday...


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ One corner of Melbourne Museum is devoted to a display of life in colonial days.
The lighting here is mysterious and beautiful!
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Mosaic Monday meme
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Magical flashbacks
Haunting link with yesterday
Mysterious light
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Another William Ricketts Rock Sculpture


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ At Seawinds gardens, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula is a wall of enigmatic sculptures by William Ricketts.
This sculpture appears to be Ricketts' interpretation of cherubic Aboriginal faces.
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Macro Monday meme
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Faces from past worlds
Peering through time's dimensions
Sweet young old angels
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Waiting for a Sign


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A bold new yellow banner waiting for the shop to add some identity at Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #57
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Striking yellow paint
Waiting for a signature
Identity blank
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jet Ski Family at Dromana


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A young family on a jet ski grounded at Dromana beach. Dad was nearby, so I'm not sure if Mum and little ones were just sitting there or waiting for a ski.
I felt a little uncertain about the safety of the children.
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SOOC Sunday #68
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Family outing
Summer thrills on the water
Anticipation
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Take a little time...


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A lovely shady spot in the beautiful Seawinds gardens, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #84
Carry on Tuesday #41 ~ This week our prompt is the opening of Michael Crichton’s 2004 novel State of Fear:
In the darkness, he touched her arm and said ...
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In the soft darkness
He touched the warmth of her arm
He reached for her soul
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Do you remember
Do you remember our world
Our secret treasure
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A moment in time
A bench waiting for viewing
A peaceful escape

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Scenic Sunday

Wonder of Shadows


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Entrance shadows to the Dromana Hub Shopping Centre, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #92
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A few spikey lines
Curved and straight geometrics
Shadow mysteries
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another Seawinds Reflection


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another persepective of quiet waters at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #22
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Gentle reflections
Soft waters in quiet space
Beautiful escape
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Last Skies of Summer


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Pretty pale evening skies of late summer in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Sky Watch Friday #73
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Pale breath of sunset
Pink blushing whirls of cotton
Fading summer skies

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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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