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, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wrapped in a Shoe


For some strange reason, my cat Shadow adores my shoes


Wrapped in a red shoe
Some of us have secret loves
Seems strange to others


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, October 29, 2012

Lonely Blue


There is something lonely and sad about one shoe lying near a beach.
This one was left near the carpark at Portsea Ocean Beach.


A single blue shoe
Looking as if it was loved
Now lost and alone


Linking to:
Blue Monday

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chess at Boneo


Shadowy outdoor chess game at the Boneo Maze and Wetlands on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula


Quietly waiting
Waiting to make a wise move
Game of shadow play


Linking to: Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Coolart Sundial


Sundial at the old Coolart homestead, Somers


Small garden feature
Is time driven by the sun
And shadow echoes


Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White

Friday, October 26, 2012

Boneo Maze Walk


A part of the boardwalk which leads through the Boneo Maze and Wetlands on the southern end of the peninsula.
On the right can be seen the hedges of the Hampton Maze.


Fascinating walk
Wander mazes and wetlands
Like wand'ring a dream


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Robin Park


Cute name for a caravan park on the Dromana foreshore


A caravan park
A place to escape routine
Casual living


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's a Tough Call


In the spirit of the Halloween season, this photo has been slightly photo edited.
But the sign itself (and mounting area) is direct from the Boneo Maze and Wetlands on the Mornington Peninsula.


They're born to perform
Signs are under tough pressure
To cast a clear voice


Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Pressure
Hump Day Haiku

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tube Slide


The Tube Slide is a popular feature for all ages at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat.


Riding and sliding
Thrill of racing the Tube Slide
Exhileration


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, October 22, 2012

Summer Blues are Slow This Year!


The above photo was taken at Dromana beach at this time last year!
This year we are still wearing jackets with just the occasional glimpse of warmth later in the day.


The little beach tent
Longing to see them emerge
A sign of summer


Linking to:
Blue Monday

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Carriage Shadows


Carriage setting out on a journey near Flinders Street Station, Melbourne.


Yesterday's shadows
Horses and wheels and carriage
Relaxed travelling


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Silent World


Side view of old Coolart homestead at Somers


A silent world
Silent windows and doors
Lives long since vanished


Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White

Friday, October 19, 2012

Softly whispering over wetlands...


Soft skies over the Coolart wetlands at Somers


There's a quiet hush
Soft skies over soft waters
Like a scenic dream


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Michael Leeworthy


Michael Leeworthy is a well known Red Hill artist.
His home is his gallery and he offers information on interesting walking trails in the Red Hill area.
He also offers art classes and self-contained accommodation adjacent to his gallery.


An artistic space
Encouraging creation
Encouraging skills


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cyclists by Rye Beach


Walking (or riding) the coastal tracks on the Mornington Peninsula is a very popular past time.
These riders are near Rye beach.


Riding together
A sense of friendship and fun
Enjoying the views


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, October 15, 2012

Colourful Block of Necessity


The block of necessity at Rye beach has a colourful blue profile.
Who said that these amenities need to look ordinary?


Small amenities
Colourful mural awaits
Reflecting beach scenes


Linking to:
Blue Monday

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eternal Flame Shadows


Shadows round the eternal flame outside the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.


Symbol for soldiers
Flame of lasting remembrance
Unquenchable fire


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Rainbow Touch


Afternoon rainbow over the Dromana Hills area


Stormy afternnon
A soft touch of a rainbow
Like a stream of hope



Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rosebud Beach Sign


Love the soft outline of a boat in this sign outside the shopping centre I visit once a week.


A sign of water
A sign of sand, waves and boats
Relaxation sign


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Go For a Ride?


Horse and carriages - popular with tourists - are a familiar sight round inner Melbourne streets.


A horse and carriage
Once an ev'ry day item
Now a special treat


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blue Imagination


Unusual blue advertising for the Melbourne Writers' Festival

Imagination
Could it be scenes revolving
In a mind of blue





Linking to:
Blue Monday

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Young Crimson Rosella



The crimson rosella, when young, has many shades of blotchy colours.
This video was taken this morning on our Dromana Hills verandah.


Colourful species 
Always lively and chatty 
Always together


Linking to:
The Bird D'Pot

Melbourne Shrine Shadows


Year 9 students from my school waiting for a tour of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance to begin.


Shadows round a shrine
Waiting for the light inside
To show the old way


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Friday, October 5, 2012

In Pink



Romantic pale pink
Awakening to Spring warmth
Like soft marshmallow


Linking to:
Floral Art Friday - Pink
Floral Friday Fotos
Weekend Flowers on Friday

Stretchy


Skies over bushland at the The Briars, Mount Martha.


Skimpy white cloud shapes
Like elasticised fabric
Stretched to the limit


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crunchie Point


This sign at Point Leo on Westernport Bay always amuses me.
Why this name, I don't know.
All I know is that it is a reef area protecting an expanse of water.
It's very popular for beginning surfboard riders and SUP's (stand up paddlers).


I think of eating
I think of chocolate bars
I'm not a surfer


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nipper Sails


A youngster learning to sail in a little boat at Rye beach


Like small floating tubs
A boat for the young sailors
Thrilling beginnings


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, October 1, 2012

Blue Secret


Boat shed tucked away at Rosebud beach


Vibrant blue boat shed
Like a secret hideaway
Doorway to the sea


Linking to:
Blue Monday

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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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