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, May 31, 2010

Mosaic of Autumn Beach Worlds


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ A few feathers round the Autumn waters of Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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Mosaic Monday meme
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Feathers by the sea
Cormorant, gull and sparrow
Winged Autumn dreamers

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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

A Personal Interview With a Duck


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A very close interaction with a duck at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula.
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Macro Monday meme
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Look into my eyes
Know I am closely watching
You're in my power
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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

Gull at Fisherman's Beach


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A gull at Fisherman's Beach, Mornington Peninsula with distinctive yellow features.
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Mellow Yellow Monday #71
Camera Critters #112
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Solitary gull
Lost in watery dreamings
Island paradise
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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Place to Relax


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Even in cooler weather, as long as the sun is shining, Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula, with views of Port Phillip Bay, is a great place for relaxation.
I feel very lucky to live in this world!
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Everyday Life Around the World ~ A place to relax
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My home views the sea
Escape for the mind and soul
Freedom in a glance
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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

It is never too late...


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A family spending time by the Autumn waters of Gunnamatta, Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Carry on Tuesday #55 ~ This week our prompt is a quote from the author Tom Robbins:
It is never too late to have a happy childhood...
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Haiku Bones #25 ~ Miracle
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Waves return
Like echoes

Waves cycle
Like seasons

Waves are repetitive rhythms
Like refrains in a song

Waves never judge
Like the faithful spirit of a dog
Always there
Always just giving time
Just giving

Waves are like the fanciful questions and answers of childhood
Echoing
Cycling
A refrain
Always just giving
To those who wish to enjoy
Through the eyes of a child

It is never too late
To enjoy the spirit of waves
To experience
A glimpse of
Childhood wonder
Childhood happiness
To be
A child
For a little while
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HAIKU POSTSCRIPT
Wild surf of childhood
Lingering currents of time
Miracle moments

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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

Autumn Dreaming


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadow is Autumn dreaming on our front pathway!
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Pet Pride meme
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In some special times
It's better to be faceless
Wise gems from Shadow
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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

Weekend Nature #2 - Gunnamatta Beach Worlds


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Strange to see waves tumbling in to a rock surrounded by a calm pool of water at Gunnamatta, Westernport Bay
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Mesmerising waves
Rock in a micro landscape
Tranquility pool
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Weekend Nature #2
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WELCOME TO WEEKEND NATURE
Here you may post ANYTHING - landscapes or macros - related to Nature

trees
animals - wild or domestic
foliage
water
leaves
birds - wild or domestic
bark
waves
flowers
gardens

Grab the badge for your post or simply link back with a permalink!
(LINKS will usually open Sundays at 7:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time)
*** Include your name + country (initials will do!)
ENJOY!






Penguin and Friend


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Penguin statue + live seagull at Safety Beach, Mornington Peninsula
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SOOC Sunday #82
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Resting place for birds
Distant views of distant seas
Friends for the penguin
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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

Shadowy Corner


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Almost drowning in reports and exam marking at the moment, so I thought it was appropriate to have a shadow shot from school.
My corner of the school is upstairs in the senior students' building.
This is one of the small windows near the stairway captured in early morning sunlight and shadow.
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Shadow Shot Sunday #106
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A frame of colour
Some corrugated shadows
An eerie corner

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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!
AND
MY NEW MEME
Weekend Nature #2 is HERE!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Penultimate Aphrodisiac


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Surf at Gunnamatta, Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Big Tent Poetry Ring #1 Weekly Prompts ~ Aphrodisiac
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I knew it was different
I knew the air tingled with
Alternative light
Loud silence

I knew that the Mayans
Spellbind
The Seekers to
Some
Antibiotic
Transitory
Maybe terminal moment

Could it be now

I am by the sea
Waves are frozen in
A stranglehold
Surfline
Like a still
From a film
Not yet edited
Not yet publicised

My safety senses warn
I should not be here

But my rebellious adrenalin
My aphrodisiac
Pulses to the beat of
Yearning
Desperate
Craving
Curiosity
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Memorial to September 11


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A memorial to September 11.
Artwork created by senior students at my school when first the U. S. tragedy occurred.
It was intended to be an expression of sympathy from Australia to the U.S.
P.S. In response to a number of comments, the work was modelled on Pablo Picasso's Guernica.
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PhotoHunt #215 ~ Memorial
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Sad memorial
Tragic September icon
Always remember

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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!

On Seeing Blindness


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A school window with an overhanging blind on the outside
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Writer's Island 2010 ~ Prompt #5 ~ Blind Side
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Blind worlds of shutters
Fractured visibility
Diminished substance

Blind side of journeys
Riding the whim of shot guns
Peripheral blanks

Blindness of senses
Like the white-out of blizzards
Ambiguous slate
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MY NEW MEME
Weekend Mailbox #7 is HERE!

Weekend Mailbox #7 ~ Eccentric Mailbox


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Mailbox on a farm at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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Eccentric mailbox
Creative alternative
A lifestyle icon
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Weekend Mailbox #7
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF WEEKEND MAILBOX!
LINKS OPEN Saturday at 2:05am Eastern Australia time - Melbourne
= Friday 9:05am Los Angeles USA
= Friday 12:05pm New York USA
= Friday 5:05pm London UK
= Friday 6:05pm Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA + Paris FRANCE

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A few introductory comments:
1. Post a photograph of ANYTHING that relates to mailboxes.
Here are a few ideas/subjects!
mailboxes
cards
notepaper

stamps
vintage cards/postcards
old letters
even VIRTUAL letters
postal vans
postmen
2. Add your name + country (initials) and link to Linky Tools below.
3. Your link must be a "permalink" and go directly to your Weekend Mailbox post.
4. Link back to Weekend Mailbox in your post tags.
5. You may like to use the Weekend Mailbox badge located in this post or on the sidebar! Right click and save it on your computer. When you add it to your post, ensure you click on the image and link it to Gemma's Greyscale Territory. Then others may follow the link here.
P.S. I am aware that U.S. has official mailboxes.
But anything related to mail is great for this meme!
It's OK to think outside "the mailbox"!!!
N.B. As I think of extra possibilities, I will add them to the list!
You may even like to suggest some!
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Trigger Other Worlds


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A car parked next to mine created this interesting reflection in the rear window.
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Weekend Reflections #36
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A glimpse of Nature
A glimpse of other landscapes
Other memories
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MY NEW MEME
NEW LINKS OPEN TODAY at 2:05am Australian Eastern Standard Time - Melbourne

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A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

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View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

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New Landscapes
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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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