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, November 30, 2012

Summer is Near


Summer skies are slowly appearing on my peninsula


White clouds on bright blues
Summer warmth is drifting in
Christmas time welcome


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sorrento Life


A rather weathered sign/s promoting bayside Sorrento on the southern end of the peninsula


Bayside Sorrento
Hub of holiday lifestyles
Historic township


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reaction


Doing their "thing" when the tide was out at at Rosebud beach


Wonders of the sea
Inspire unique reactions
Searching for new dreams


Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Reaction
Hump Day Haiku

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Touches of Red


Kite flying is popular at Rosebud beach


Willing to feel flight
Feeling the tension of strings
A kite on the wing


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stripey Blues


Blue is popular with Dromana boat sheds


Stripey blue boat sheds
Gracing the Dromana sands
Fresh and bright icons


Linking to:
Blue Monday

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fantasy


Figurine at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat


Like rains and rainbows
In reality's deserts
Imagination


Linking to:
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
Haiku Heights ~ Desert

Shadows By the Sea


Shadows along the walkway at Brighton beach on Port Phillip Bay

Where the shadows walk
Enjoying sun by the sea
Promenade for all



Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winding


Winding pathway through a section of the garden at The Briars, Mount Martha


A garden pathway
Curved to slow the walking pace
Time to spend dreaming


Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White

Friday, November 23, 2012

Bay of Ships


Skies over Port Phillip Bay as viewed from Brighton beach


Horizon of masts
Like a tight fleet of white keels
Like some match-stick toys


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Portsea Bus


Portsea bus waiting at Dromana for passengers.
I love the Portsea sign on the bus because it reminds me of the furthest, the last area on the peninsula where homes are gathered.


Where homes are gathered
Last on the peninsula
With views of the bay


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Back to Reality


Chatting in real time by Dromana beach

More than just Facebook
More than addictions online
Real conversation


Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Freestyle
Hump Day Haiku

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Crimson Roses




Spring's crimson roses
Like rich harvests of beauty
Like deep wells of thought


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, November 19, 2012

Beach Blues


Close to summer days at Dromana beach


Beach blues are waiting
For summer holiday crowds
A special madness


Linking to:
Blue Monday
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Small But Big

 
Units overlooking Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula


Like narrow boxes
Like fragments of a lifestyle
But wonderful views


Linking to: 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Revival


A section of the coastal path by Dromana beach.
I love to wander here.


A walk by the beach
Clears the burdens and cobwebs
Breathe in the fresh salts


Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spring Rose


First Spring roses are always a joy to see!


When Spring awakens
There's something about a rose
That means soft romance


Linking to:
Floral Friday Fotos

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What Tomorrow?


Sign at Boneo Maze and Wetlands


A sign for thinking
For planning clever replies
A sign for smiling


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Some Spring!


A Spring-like, sunny Dromana beach - at last!


A sunlit beach scene
No fierce, chilled, wind-driven rains
Relief from grey skies


Linking to:
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Fierce
Hump Day Haiku

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tootgarook Boat Shed


Little boat shed at Tootgarook


Tucked close to the sands
A quiet little boat shed
Waits to open soon


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, November 12, 2012

Beach Glory


Flower on the foreshore of Dromana beach


Floral beach glory
Like some fragments of sunlight
Like a purple gem


Linking to:
Macro Monday
Today's Flowers

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cross Currents


Wetland textures at Boneo Maze and Wetlands on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula


Like fine sharp etchings
Like pencilled dreams on waters
Like an impression


Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pieces of Spring


Mixed Spring moods in the Dromana Hills


Like chunks of bandage
Like a wounded Spring drifting
Like pale broken moods


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Water Gems


Sign in Flinders main street on the southern end of the peninsula.
I wondered why South Sea  + Tahitian pearls are mentioned
I would have thought that Tahiti would be included in the South Seas.
Perhaps Tahitian pearls are especially desirable?


The magic of pearls
Suggests dreamy water worlds
Like floating gardens 


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Beach Enigma


Recent skies over Dromana beach


Bland but bulbous greys
Sands devoid of holidays
Dull but dramatic


Linking to
Sensational Haiku Wednesday - Dull
Hump Day Haiku

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Red Friend


My little red umbrella is getting a work out with all the weeks of rain we have experienced.
Here we are waiting for a heavy downpour to pass.
We have taken shelter under a picnic pergola at Dromana beach.
Then we'll keep walking.


My shelter of red
Together we travel rains
On a photo quest


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, November 5, 2012

Beauty of Blossoms


Last of the Spring blossoms on fruit trees? that have managed to weather our wild season.
These blossoms seemed to barely last at all this year. Too many cold and grey days.


Delicate beauty
Like a child's tiny cupped hands
Like tiny prayers


Linking to:
Macro Monday
Today's Flowers

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wallaby and Shadows

 
Shadows surround this little wallaby character at Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale


Sweet sanctuary
Tiny furry character
Just enjoying time


Linking to: 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Strange Beauty


An unusual flower at The Briars homestead, Mount Martha


Just one large flower
Like a posy of flowers
Large and strange beauty


Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bits and Pieces



Like silks and tatters
Like cloud fragments and frayed leaves
Like fuzzy white light


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fanciful Bakery Sign


Flinders Sourdough is on Westernport Bay - hence the mermaid


Reality's touch
Little bit of fantasy
Appeal to senses


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

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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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