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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Friday, April 30, 2010

Power of Autumn Morning Light


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dramatic Autumn morning skies in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Sky Watch Friday #83
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Drama of new light
Autumn parade of deep cloud
Summer's grand closure
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Odd Garden Fountain


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Not a great photo, but this wire fence across someone's front garden was a lot taller than I was, so I made the best of what I had.
I loved this strangely sculpted fountain/bird bath in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
And a little rosella obliged to pose quietly.
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Yard Art on Thursdays meme
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Odd garden fountain
Like sculptures within sculptures
Domestic show piece
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rot and Departure Mean Ignition


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A dark and cloudy Autumn night broken by a little moonlight
~ Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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3WW #CLXXXVII ~ depart + ignite + rotten
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When visions depart
When legends become rotten
Dark embers ignite
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Pelican Dreaming


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Pelicans browsing by the waters of Westernport Bay at Hastings, Mornington Peninsula
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Watery Wednesday #85
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Watery dreaming
Drifting with the tides of life
Serene perspective
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blue Peninsula Surf Shop Flags Red


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Peninsula Surf shop at Mornington, Mornington Peninsula, which screams with blue.
But there is a flag in a different colour!
And it's ruby red!
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Exotic sea of blue
Facade of watery joys
Billabong relief

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ It's a Billabong (cool brand-name)flag!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

No Goodbyes


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Trail of late afternoon Autumn light at Fisherman's Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay
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Carry on Tuesday #50 ~ This week our prompt is a quote from author
Richard Bach:
Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
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When it seems there's loss
Don't intimate dark goodbyes
Avoid locked closures

Journeys are just change
Farewell means inner promise
Boomerang culture
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Alternative Beauty


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Agapanthus in Autumn in my Dromana Hills garden, Mornington Peninsula
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Macro Monday meme
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Perhaps dry colours
Waterfall of prism shapes
Another beauty
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Arcs of Sunlight


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Yellow umbrellas gaily decorate a street in Mornington, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #66
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Bright shades of yellow
Like life rafts on grizzly days
Like arcs of sunlight
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Night Rain


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Early on a recent Autumn evening, I took this shot of rain from the comfort of my car parked at the Dromana Mall, Mornington Peninsula
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Haiku Bones #20 ~ Night Rain
Monday Poetry Train Revisited #77
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When mourners lessen
When wars seem vacant places
There's always night rain

When age wearies some
And only the past gives hope
There's always night rain

When happiness drowns
When life is just survival
There's always night rain

When the spirit sighs
When crowds seem lonely spaces
There's always night rain
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I'll Always Be With You!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadow loves to keep close company with my partner.
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Pet Pride meme ~ Bozo and Magiceye are now back!
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While I am near you
I share your light and darkness
Wise gems from Shadow
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Fissures


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Rocks in Port Phillip Bay at Schnapper Point, Mornington Peninsula
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One Single Impression #113 ~ Fissures
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Once he was a rock
Till fissures slowly emerged
Perfect delusion
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Rolling Greens at Red Hill


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A scenic landscape in the beautiful Red Hill district on the Mornington Peninsula.
There is an awesome feeling standing at a high point and looking down at the beautiful variety of cascading lively greens!
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Scenic Sunday #93
Photo Sunday prompt ~ Awesome
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Scenic rolling hills
Tranquility in action
Beautiful dreamscape
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Scenic Sunday

Shadowy Lines and Patterns


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ With all the recent rainy, cloudy days, I had to delve into the archives for shadows.
This one was taken on my verandah in my former home at Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #101
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Curved and straight patterns
Fascinating shadow play
Like symbols of life
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Addiction to Skyscapes


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Autumn sunset as viewed just this evening from my verandah in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
Whenever there is a glowing sunset around, no matter what I am doing, I run for the camera.
Whenever there is a storm around...
Whenever there are weird cloud shapes...
Whenever there is a misty dawn...
That has to be ADDICTION!
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PhotoHunt #210 ~ Addiction
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Skyscape addiction
Devoted to Nature's whims
Sky lights and shadows
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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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