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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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Radiant White Flowers


Flowers in the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat

Cascade of flowers
Like a sweet white waterfall
Innocent glory


NatureFootstep Flowers is hosted by NatureFootstep


Wednesday Whites is hosted by Raya


FloralFridayFotos is hosted by NixBlog

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One Summer Day...


Dromana beach scene on the one summer day we have had so far in November.
Even Spring seems to be hiding on most days!
(Mount Martha is in the background!)

Summer sands and skies
A touch of red on the beach
Quite noticeable


Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, November 28, 2011

Seagulls at Play


Seagulls at play at Dromana beach

Time for water games
Dabbling in a small channel
Intriguing antics




Sunday, November 27, 2011

Light


Boats moored quietly in early morning light at Schnapper Point, Mornington Peninsula

Falls and trails of light
A sign of gentle guidance
Like an outstretched hand


Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo

Be Still


Spending time on Dromana beach during a brief glimpse of summer-like weather.

Inhale the sea salts
Be still for a little while
Take time to just be


Life in Pictures is hosted by Costin Comba

Dromana Bridge


This is McCulloch Street leading from Dromana on the foreshore up into the Dromana Hills on Arthurs Seat mountain.
Toward the centre of this photo you can see one of several Mornington Peninsula freeway bridges.

Easing traffic flow
Functional bridge with small charm
Beauty of access


The bridge is of simple design but practically it's a very effective link between the peninsula townships.
(I took this photo in between the swooshing of the wiper blades! Almost made it!)


Sunday Bridges is hosted by Louis La Vache @ San Francisco Bay Daily Photo

Leaf Shadow Collage



Shady dimensions
Shadows mean sweetness of light
Shadowed mystery


Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Art of Schapelle Corby


Schapelle Corby is an Australian charged with possession of drugs and currently in an Indonesian prison.
She is serving a sentence of 20 years.
Questions about her innocence continue.
See more details HERE!
This artwork is based on her plight and is for sale at the Gaga Gallery, Tootgarook on the Mornington Peninsula.
I'm not sure if it was intended, but the word "innocence" on the tag is broken into what sounds like "in-no-sense"! Quite ambiguous!
It has been reported that her family - father and brother - have questionable practices too!
Should they be implicated?

Drug offences charge
Schapelle's dysfunctional home
Broken young lifestyle


Hosted by Dragonstar

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tomorrow



Scrambled mixed blessings
Charm of procrastination
Deferred commitment

Hope of some maybes
A screened window on unknowns
A contrived welcome

Tomorrow's profile
Eccentric chameleon
Ambiguity


Hosted by Megan Mrsupole

One Legged Pigeon


This one legged pigeon hangs around the entrance to Dromana Hub.
Always alone.

Lonely winged beauty
Always seems to be waiting
Waiting for someone




NatureFootstep Winged is hosted by NatureFootstep

Sweeping Driveway


Beautiful driveway to a home at Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula

Elegant driveway
Sweeping spell of sweet romance
Invites exploring


Friday's Fences is hosted by Jan and Jer

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lolly Shop Art


Lolly shop sign on the Nepean Highway at Rye on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.


Lolly shop signage
Tempting swirls of bright sweetness
Some old-fashioned charm


Signs, Signs is hosted by Lesley

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Flower Near the Beach


Even near the beach sands, flowers may be found.
The occasional one of these may be found by Dromana beach on the Mornington Peninsula.

Ephemeral white
Like a little star dancing
Wishes on the winds


NatureFootstep Flowers is hosted by NatureFootstep


Wednesday Whites is hosted by Raya


FloralFridayFotos is hosted by NixBlog

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jet Ski Season


On the one day when there was a sign of Summer, the jet skies were humming on the waters of Port Phillip Bay.
This photo was taken at Safety Beach when one jet ski decided to rest in the late afternoon light.

Jet ski mania
Carve a watery race track
Holiday for some


Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wild Water Beauty


Rough waters at Rye Back Beach offer interesting photo opportunities.
A flying seagull is an added bonus!

Wild water beauty
Feeling the spray of the salts
Drinking in freshness


Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Kookaburra Up Close!


Kookaburras visit our home in the Dromana Hills on the Mornington Peninsula.
They don't seem to mind being photographed!

Sweet kookaburra
Enjoys a good laugh each day
Like a wise old soul

studio waterstone
I Heart Macro is hosted by Lori


Life in Pictures is hosted by Costin Comba

Wetlands Bridge


Unusual little bridge across Pun Pun Creek wetlands at Balnarring.
There's even a little platform either side of the walkway for viewing the water life more closely!

A bridge for viewing
Intimate wetlands journey
Walk slowly and dream


Sunday Bridges is hosted by Louis La Vache @ San Francisco Bay Daily Photo

I Saw a Strange Garden Feature


After many days of rain, last Sunday there appeared a little sun.
I decided to go for a walk not far from home because the grey clouds still seemed to be hanging around.
In McCrae, just south of my home in Dromana, I found this odd feature in a front garden.
It looks like some kind of old farming equipment.
If anyone knows what it's called I'd be glad to know.

Proud old equipment
Usefulness turned into art
Curious treasure


I Saw Sunday is hosted by Susannah

Blossom Shadows


I liked how the flowering tree cast a spray of shadow patterns on my neighbour's car!

Shadowed Spring blossoms
Like a tossed bride's bouquet
Summer love awaits


Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

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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