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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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sacred Rust


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Once a useful piece of machinery, resting on a farm at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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One Single Impression #66 ~ Denouement
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Sacred resting rust
Enigmatic denouement
Sleeping cold legend

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Light Translations


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Burst of sun light over Port Phillip Bay at Dromana, Mornington Peninsula and a vapour trail of light from a small plane etches the blue of the sky.
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Weekend Wordsmith #102 ~ Light
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A tunnel of light
Swimming in light-headed swirls
Makes light of tensions
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Mystic Petals of Yesterday


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Mystic roses from 2008 Spring in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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Today's Flowers #42
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Soft Spring yesterdays
When pale petals dreamed in mauve
Mystic memories
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Scenic Haven


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A quiet corner of a large property at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #46
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Tucked away in trees
Beautiful sanctuary
Natural haven
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Scenic Sunday

Shadowy Zig Zags


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ My mini viewing deck above the main verandah with zig zag shadows
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Shadow Shot Sunday #54
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Like thin crazy lines
Like frenzied stick silhouettes
Shadowy zig zags
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mini Monster


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ On guard at Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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Camera Critters #60
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Mini guardian
Dreams of being a lion
But such a cute face

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Camera Critters

Book Culture


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One tidy section of my bookshelves
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PhotoHunt #164 ~ Book(s)
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Great Expectations
Cranford
Lorna Doone Jane Eyre
Pride and Prejudice
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Formal gold patterns
Regimented spinal grids
Classical bookmarks

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Silvered Autumn Moods


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Silver skies over silver waters of Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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SkyWatch Friday #46
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Silvered Autumn worlds
Like metallic beams of light
Like strange lunar tears
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Valley of Autumn Secrets


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An arcing road leads to Eldridge Estate Winery, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula.
The vines may be leafless, but there is still a hint of white roses guarding them at the end of each row.
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This Way Thurs-Way #10
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A sense of falling
Falling colour falling mist
A sense of sleeping
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This Way Thurs-Way

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Closed Eyes


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Attractive front view of a small home tucked away in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Sepia Scenes #32
Window Views #6
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Bland shuttered windows
Like filtered shadowed eyelids
Closed in or closed out
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Secret Sanctuary


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Small boat by a patch of water at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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Watery Wednesday #37
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Tiny hideaway
A little rolling hillside
A touch of water

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome of Earthy Textures


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Unusual entrance to the Red Hill Garden Centre, Mornington Peninsula
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Simple art of woods
Rich yin and yang textured rocks
Balanced earth treasures

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Monday, May 25, 2009

They're Playing Our Blues


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Two wild cockatoos on our TV antenna grooming one another beneath a magic blue sky touched with white cloud
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Blue Monday meme
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Antenna for two
You are always on my mind
They're playing our blues
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Autumn Sunlight in Autumn leaves


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Almost colourless last leaves on my liquid amber tree glow mellow yellow as the sun shines through.
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Mellow Yellow Monday #20
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Glowing drops of gold
Pale leaves shine like falling stars
Last breath of beauty
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Feathers Round the Roof


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Wild cockatoos and crow hanging around the roof of my home
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Monochrome Monday/Monochrome Maniacs
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Wonders of wild life
Observing humanity
Watching and waiting

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Song Lines of the Vine


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Almost leafless grape vines, ready for the Winter sleep at Eldridge Estate Winery, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #45
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Song lines of grape vines
Like sighing violin strings
Fading symphony
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Scenic Sunday

Lady and the Tramp


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Now that Autumn is here, it is not easy to find flowers.
But these roses linger on at the end of rows of grape vines at Eldridge Estate Winery, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula.
I love the blush of pink on some of the white petals.
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Today's Flowers #41
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Last roses linger
Naked grape vines twist and twirl
Lady and the Tramp

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Paradox of Shadows


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A plastic-like ridged panel on one part of my verandah holds the light and shadows in rather strange ways.
The glare is reduced, but filmy shapes emerge, especially in early morning and evening light.
Here, there is the shadow of a cane backed chair.
The other shadow is my dear hubby.
But his shadow allows the greens of the garden to take on his shadow shape.
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Shadow Shot Sunday #53
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Shadows are fragments
Often fragments of darkness
Sometimes hints of light

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Food Circus


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Hope you're not sick of my wild cockatoos just yet.
But I was wondering.
How many critters in this photo?
I mean really?
"HE" hesitated about getting this photo seen.
He thinks he looks like a dork.
His hair needs brushing and his nose is too big.
He says.
But did you really notice that!?
It's just the angle of the two profiles intent on the activity in hand that is so fascinating!
Isn't it?
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Camera Critters #59
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Meet some characters
Priceless moment of the minds
Circus in action
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Camera Critters

Our Plastic World


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ My verandah finds a use for a little plastic.
The roofing shelting and side wall have a form of plastic which creates unusual lighting effects in the early morning and late evening.
This morning when I took these shots, my husband cast a shadow on the plastic wall (top left). He created a strange, eerie, translucent view of the greenery behind it.
The arced shadows are cast by the back of our cane verandah chairs.
And then, of course, there is the inevitable plastic watering pot.
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PhotoHunt #163 ~ Plastic
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Plastic harmonies
Trite cosmetic tamperings
Counterfeit beauty

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Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ The plastic revolution.
There is the plastic money you have when you don't have money.
But then there are also other plastic convenience cards such as those donating a part of your purchases to the community or accumulating a few rewards for yourself.
I thought it was ironic that I found a plastic tag in the plastic pot holding my jade (money) plant.
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CALENDAR

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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