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, April 30, 2012

Zest


Each Australia Day, there is a fun run through Dromana from Safety Beach to Rosebud on the foreshores of Port Phillip Bay.
Here, runners are passing Dromana pier in the early hours of the morning.

Participation
A sign of zest for living
Spirit in action



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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Empty



Erased summer charms
Holiday costumes are gone
Empty sands and seas


But in distant greys
Like dust on a cam'ra lens
One lone rider dreams




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Tables and Chairs


Early Sunday morning view of waiting tables and chairs at Rosebud Plaza

It should be busy
But it will be very soon
Maybe o too soon

Shadow Quote from Edith Piaf's song Milord
 Come along, Milord!
Sit at my table;
It is so cold, outside,
Here it's comfortable.
Relax, Milord
And make yourself at ease,
Your troubles on my heart
And your feet on a chair
I know you, Milord,
You've never seen me,
I'm just a girl from the docks,
Just a shadow of the street...

 
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Clarity












Dense changing colours 
Twisting ragged confusions
Shadowed glimpse of light


But as you live life
Cling to visions and purpose
Keys to clarity

 
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Temptation


Mist swirling round the old council chambers in Dromana with Arthurs Seat mountain in the background.

Low cold Autumn mists
Temptation to return home
Curl up by his fire


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Melody



Seas and skies churning
Melody of pending storm
Like an 1812



NOTE: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture features booming cannons at the close.
The sound always reminds me of thunder in storms.
I tried to embed an example but it simply wouldn't post!
Now it's appearing? Sorry!

 
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kismet



Bright golds upon gold
Glowing life round ANZAC Day
It must be kismet

NOTE: Today is ANZAC Day - 25th April - when Australian and New Zealand forces first faced action in World War I.
The image captures part of a memorial in a Dromana park - and the gold flowers always bloom at this time - in Autumn.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bliss




In quiet spaces
Drifting on a breath of time
A moment of bliss


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Monday, April 23, 2012

Mesmerize

Parasailing on Port Phillip Bay just offshore from Rosebud beach

Sea adventurers
Colourful wings on the winds
Mesmerize the soul


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stillness



Respect the still soul
Exploring inner colours
Waiting for painting


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Shadows from Shakespeare



The human spirit
Shadows of your drama world
You knew long ago


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM FOR 23rd APRIL!

 
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Serendipity



Magic of new light
Yesterday bathed in morning
Serendipity


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Renovation


New construction on an old site in Dromana

New kind of make up
Renovation of old space
Reset yesterdays


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Honeybees


Yellow jacket wasp

Much like yin and yang
Honeybees and wasps wear gold
But one goes to war

NOTE: I was thinking of two concepts.
The Yellow Wasps were a paramilitary group active in the Bosnian War in the 1990's.
The Honeybees are an acapella gospel group based in Sydney.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

White



White implies pure light
But even sweet innocence
Caresses shadows



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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Different But Not Too Fancy!


This headstone appears at Mornington Cemetery.
John Tallis studied in Paris with Marcel Dupre and Madame Bascouret in the late 20s and early 30s, and subsequently at the Royal College of Music in London.
(His father worked at J.C.Williamsons' theatre productions, so he was away from home a great deal, but home enough for John to be fascinated with his world.
Details of his life are HERE!)
On John's return to Australia, he concentrated on writing music for ballet and for small forces.
In 1995 he was the Composer-of Honour in the Department of Music of Monash University.
Anna Pavlova, the ballerina, filmed some of her dancing in the gardens of Grosvenor - the Tallis family's two storey Italianate mansion on the corner of Glenferrie and Toorak Roads.
The Tallis family's holiday home was Beleura at Mornington - (Dame Nellie Melba stayed here as a guest!) now open to the public, but no parking is allowed there.
A special meeting point is arranged (at the Mornington Regional Art Gallery) and a Beleura bus transports visitors from the meeting point to the site.
I especially love this snippet of John's life at Grosvenor:
Mr. Straub, the horologist, came over from Camberwell once a week to wind the many clocks in the house.
Wonderful details of John Tallis' amazing life - written by John Tallis - are HERE!
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The Age presents a fascinating insight into the reclusive, bachelor later lifestyle of John Tallis.

Music creator
Moving to his own rhythms
He lives with music


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Wonder




In fading spaces
The wonder of sunset light
Peace for the spirit



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Tasmania

Tasmania
A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

Tasmania

Tasmania
View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

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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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