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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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We Have Lift Off!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Take off at Blairgowrie, Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Watery Wednesday #81
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A splash in motion
Wings shooting the sea breezes
Traditional flight
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ruby Rowing


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Standing up to paddle a boat at Blairgowrie on Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula.
The water is very shallow in this area, so perhaps it is easier to stand and paddle?
And it's amazing how this sliver of red seems to glow in a world of blue!
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Rowing a red craft
Tiny red light in motion
Paradoxical

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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Monday, March 29, 2010

In the World of Ken Blum


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A portion of a sculpture by Ken Blum in the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Macro Monday meme
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More than a sculpture
More than a still wooden face
Unlocked memory
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Buttery Tub Afloat


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Boat moored at Flinders, Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #62
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More than just a boat
Like a maxi butter tub
A drop of toy sun
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Autumn Avatar


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ If I created an Autumn avatar!
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One Single Impression #109 ~ Avatar
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In terms of seasons
I am an Autumn spirit
Mellow airs and shades
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Come close to my soul
Notice the reaching branches
Noticed coloured walls
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Shrink to avatar
Shadowy trellis rising
White whispers drift on
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Collage in Avatar thumbnail
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P.S. In response to Gautami Tripathy: Avatars seem to be like fractured personalities, almost caricatures, masks available for dressing and undressing!
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A Song for Two and a Postscript


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A slightly dusty 2 o'clock...
Time and times just slightly out of line...
Dust to dust...
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Haiku Bones #16 ~ Two O'Clock
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Two feet for walking
Two organs to hear and see
Two arms seek embrace
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Two hands to create
Two shoulders to cry upon
Two knees to kneel
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Two mournful bell tones
Two hours beyond deep midnight
Two o'clock curfew
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A Walk on the Wild Side


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ When Shadow goes out and about in the wild, sometimes "trophies" are brought back!
Seeds, weeds and other dirty deeds!
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Pet Pride meme ~ now hosted by Gattina at Keyhole Pictures
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Tactile memories
Wild walks need visible proof
Wise gems from Shadow
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Silent Music of Peace


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A headland at Hastings, Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Scenic Sunday #89
Carry on Tuesday #46 ~ This week our prompt is the opening of The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer, 2004:
We are each the love of someone’s life
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No sign of movement
No sign of human footprints
No sign of tensions
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A time to reflect
A time to renew life vows
A time for re-birth
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In the cold dark lights
Loneliness is hollowness
Fathomless chasms

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Empowered with fears
Empowered with shapeless sylphs
Spun imaginings
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But we're reality
Solid possibilities
Solid living gold
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We are special golds
Each the love of someone's life
Once, now or to be
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Let the breezes sigh
A soul needs some healing time
Space and dimension
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Scenic Sunday

Is it called a motorbike?


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Resting in a Dromana street, Mornington Peninsula was this somewhat eyecatching bike (perhaps new) and it created an intriguing shadow!
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Shadow Shot Sunday #97
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Dusky shine of gold
Laid right back and in waiting
Dramatic street scene
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Code in the Round?


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One of my display pieces
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Shannara's Saturday Mix #4 ~ Round
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Odd kind of markings
Decorative rim features
Coded messages
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A Fresh Walk in Water


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ After a long hot ride on the beach, a dip in the water helps to feel fresh and invigorated again!
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PhotoHunt #206 ~ Fresh
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Multi-purpose beach
Pleasure for all walks of life
Fresh air to re-fresh
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Soft Pink Secrets


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A whisper of pink in a lovely flower (from Spring 2009 in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula)
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Macro Flowers Saturday #3
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Like soft pink secrets
Secrets slowly unfurling
Secrets of Springtime
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Red Hill Reflections


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Reflections at a Red Hill farm, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #27
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Quiet rural scene
Mysteries of reflections
Alternative worlds
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Pale Beauty of Sunset


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Pale sunset over Port Phillip Bay as viewed from Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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Sky Watch Friday #78
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Pretty water worlds
Pale beauty of Autumn skies
Colours of day's end
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Front Garden Dolphins


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In a front garden near Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula is this rugged wood structure rising near the front fence.
And on top, peering over, is a face of a smiling dolphin!
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Yard Art on Thursdays
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Smiling sea creatures
Waiting for a leap of faith
Locked in a garden
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In fact, there is not one but two of these unusual sculptures.
They seem to guard the far corners of the front fence and look out to Port Phillip Bay!
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St Mark's, Dromana by Night Light


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A window in St Mark's church, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula. Construction of the Neo-gothic-style St Mark's Anglican Church was commenced in 1892 and the first service was held in the church in April 1893. The church was constructed using rusticated limestone with red brick quoins and features rendered parapets at the gable end. St Mark's is the Mornington Peninsula's third oldest Anglican stone church and is only pre-dated by St John's in Sorrento (1874) and St Andrew's in Rye (1882). - Extract from Heritage Australia
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Window Views...and Doors Too
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Like soft divine light
Like colours of the spirit
Stained glass reality
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cool Dreams


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sorrento beach on the southern end of Mornington Peninsula, looking toward Sorrento pier.
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3WW #CLXXXII ~ brazen + hunger + nuzzle
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Brazen summer drill
Where chilled seas nuzzle hot sands
Hunger for cool dreams
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A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

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View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

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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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