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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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Palm Shadows


Palm tree shadow on the wall of shops in the main street of Dromana.
This area is the coastal hub of eating delights overlooking Dromana beach.
It is a crammed spot in the summer months.


Just a lone palm tree
Jostling for identity
In a shop lined street


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Emerging...


Lovely morning light over our slowly evolving new deck.


Our precious bay view
Old dreaming places broken
New ones emerging


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Patagonia Torquay


I saw this sign on a car window and wondered what it all meant.
When I Googled the website of Patagonia Torquay I was more intrigued.
The business sells products that are environmentally friendly.
The wild world we love is fast disappearing. At Patagonia, we think that business can inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. This means that what we make and how we make it must cause the least harm to the environment. We evaluate raw materials, invest in innovative technologies, and rigorously police our waste. 
And their origins were especially fascinating.
In 1973 Patagonia established itself out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Reaching the shores of Torquay in 2008, our values here in Australia reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers but now focus on our national past time of surfing, and the minimalist style that lifestyle promotes. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.
The business is part of a Conservation Alliance founded in 1989.

And the fish in the sign?
Torquay is on the southern Victorian coastline - by the sea.
And the business sells fly fishing and surf products too.


Monitored footprints
Environment caretakers
Business role models


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Offshore Gathering


At low tide, the birds enjoy gathering on the sandbanks offshore from Rosebud beach on the Mornington Peninsula.


Just a stretch of sand
Like a bird's mini island
Treasure of low tide


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Another kite...


Another kite flying at the recent Kite Festival on the Rosebud foreshore, Mornington Peninsula


Extra sky colours
Dancing with the fickle winds
Like a flying flag


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Yellow Takes a Stand


Many local businesses were represented at the recent Rosebud Kite Festival on the foreshore of Rosebud beach, Port Phillip Bay.
This one was parked right near Rosebud pier.


sunny tower of boards
inviting some excitement
skimming the waters


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Going...Going...


Our very very old and tired back verandah is currently in the process of being demolished.
But a magpie still finds a good view.


out with the old
worn with the traffic of wonder
new kind of view


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spin Out


One of many children's activities at the recent Rosebud Kite Festival on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay


whirling
inside a fantasy
smudged reality


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Friday, March 22, 2013

Softly shining Autumn waters...


Softly shining Autumn waters...this time last year.
A view of Port Phillip Bay from Dromana beach.


autumn ripples
a little shivery
like wrinkled summer


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Would you drive this?


Wicked Campers has a rental outlet in all Australian cities plus a few more on the northern coastlines of Queensland and Western Australia.


sizzling
sign of zany wheels
road trip with colour


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Water Blues of Autumn


View offshore from Rosebud beach, overlooking Port Phillip Bay


resting
just drifting with the tides
limp freedom


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Walk Tall


One of many roving attractions at the recent Kite Festival on the Rosebud foreshore, Port Phillip Bay


walk tall and bright
pace an elephant friend
enjoy the smiles


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Monday, March 18, 2013

My yellow has status...




yellow
the vanilla slice of
boat sheds


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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shuffling the Deck


Dromana foreshore Autumn shadows


morning cards
shuffling light and shadows
columns and bouquets


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sky Writer at Play


Last of summer blue skies over Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula


doodling
spinning cloud art
on a winged spindle


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hamper Yourself


This business used to be on the Nepean Highway opposite Dromana beach.
Now it has moved to a small group of shops further back from the main street.
The name is now Gourmet Emporium, specialising in hampers filled with the produce and wines of the Mornington Peninsula.
The above photo is of the original sign.


Try some temptations
Hamper yourself with delights
Your heart will thank you



And here is the new venue.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blairgowrie Beach Dreaming


A view of Blairgowrie beach on Port Phillip Bay


Tiny silvered waves
A big sky of blue and white
Scenic Autumn days


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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ruby Bandaid


The owners who live at this property in the Dromana Hills are very keen on recycling.
Garden art - pieces of cars- and even the letter box are made of recycled materials.


Recycled oddments
A letter box of fractures
Bandaided in red


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Monday, March 11, 2013

Boat Shed Parade


A view of some of the Dromana beach boatsheds and Arthurs Seat mountain rising behind them..
This photo was taken from Dromana pier.


Zany characters
Keeping an eye on the beach
And far horizons


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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beauty of Power Lines?


The much maligned power lines - destroyers of scenic beauty!
Is there a possibility that they may be beautiful as a focus of a photo?
These power lines are at Bittern.
And I thought they cast some rather artistic shadows.


Poor power lines
Maligned crows from metal worlds
Who need new beauty


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Vintage in Monochrome


One of many vintage cars on parade at the recent Westernport Festival community parade.


Old wheels on parade
Enchanting glimpse of old worlds
And old traditions


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Friday, March 8, 2013

Greying Evening Skies


Greying evening skies over Dromana beach


Last light softening
Like a hush closing the day
A last gentle sigh


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Look for Trains...


Sign displayed at Bittern railway crossing.
The line is not a heavy track.
It is a sideline from Frankston for the eastern Mornington Peninsula area, with just a few stations ending at Stony Point.
Even though the old steam engine has been gone awhile now, replaced by 2 electric carriages, the sign lives on.
I hope it lingers for awhile yet.


Last sign of old steam
Like a link to older days
And old memories


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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Autumn's Song


Autumn begins.
The beach crowds thin, the winds increase and the waves rolling in to Dromana beach become more choppy.


When Autumn begins
Nature's wild soul awakens
And seas spin to shore


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Scenic Hoop?


At first, this looks like an ordinary hoop for shooting balls.
But I have never seen one that allows the leafy view of the setting to be seen through the backboard - or such a huge backboard for that matter!
I just wondered why it was so close to the gutter of the carport roofline!
The photo was taken at the village of Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula.


A hoop for shooting
Like an arty extension
Of the nearby tree


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Monday, March 4, 2013

Sailing Slowly


Good to see young ones taking safety seriously when they sail.
This young one is rowing close to shore at Dromana beach.


Just small sailing steps
A little practice and time
And big sails follow


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Shadows in Blue


Shadows on a boat shed by Dromana beach


Deep shadows in blue
Like abstract stencilled doodles
Like layered art work


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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Old Wheels


This couple has been a part of the annual Westernport Festival community parade for some years.
And still they draw lots of attention and admiration.
What this motorised carriage is actually named I really don't know.


Back in the parade
Keep old wheels of time turning
Proudly motoring


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Friday, March 1, 2013

Soft Morning Skies


Morning skies over my school car park at Cranbourne


Scattering of clouds
Some dither, some wash and some fade
Like mixed emotions


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  • 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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