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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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Grevillea


Variety of grevillea in my Dromana Hills garden


spidery flower
like tentacles reaching out
curling and swirling


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Monday, April 29, 2013

A Different Yellow


A bold piece of wall art at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.


dramatic yellow
sunny figures and flowers
a sensual touch


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Maison Blanche


This is a side of a home - on a corner block -  at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.
I loved the play of dark shadow shapes on the white.
And the name of the place translates as White Home.


black and white play time
like a competitive dance
of fun yin and yang


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tiny Puddles




The art of puddles
Strange evolving shapes on glass
Moment of wonder


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Floral Lace



Tucked in a garden
Tiny floral swirls and curls
Like delicate lace



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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Naked Japan?


A sign at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.
I have not wandered Moorabbin before, so I was shocked to see this sign.
When I checked the menu displayed on the window, it seemed that a wide range of Japanese foods were offered at very cheap prices.
Perhaps that's the connection with the words in the sign - barest cost?

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unexpected sign
unusual choice of words
drives exploration


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Enigmatic Coastline


Waters round the rugged coastline of Mushroom Reef at Flinders on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.


enigmatic beach
waters of many passions
rocks of many tones


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Unknown Autumn Flower


I have no idea what this Autumn flower may be.
All I know is I rather like it, in spite of the little bugs that seem to be busy wandering the petals!
This flower was photographed in a garden at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.


bold autumn flower
reaching for mellow sun's warmth
with arms open wide


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Monday, April 22, 2013

Street Character


One of several characters lining the Nepean Highway as it runs through the Rosebud shopping centre.


a past character
features on the shopping strip
echoes of slow days


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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shadow on shadow...


Shadow trialling the new deck/verandah.
Going by how long she sprawled there, I think it meets her paw of approval!


The new deck called me
I checked all its comfort zones
We're compatible



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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Yellow in Autumn


An Autumn flower at Sorrento park on the Mornington Peninsula


Loud Autumn flower
Yellow spattered with orange
Like floral drama


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Alien


At the last March Kite Festival on the Rosebud foreshore, many local businesses took the opportunity to advertise and to dress up in line with their business.
This one, Aliens, had a few people wandering around in lime green + antennas.
But I loved this sign with its comments on love and pain.


A zany sign board
Sells new thoughts on love and pain
Fitness with a twist


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Water Dance


This photo is of the coastline round Mushroom Reef beach at Flinders.
It is rugged.
And the water seems to enjoy playing and dancing round over the rocks.


when tides roll in
when coastline rocks are weird shapes
waters launch magic


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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Another Exquisite Rose




exquisite beauty
romance of a gentle rose
will always enchant


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Monday, April 15, 2013

Colours in the Shallows


Amazing what colours can be found in shallow water near a beach.
This is a view of water near Mushroom Reef beach at Flinders on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.


when the tide is out
the sea leaves magical tastes
of her deep treasures


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Sunday, April 14, 2013

A rugged coastline...


Rocky coastline round Mushroom Reef beach at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula


A rugged coastline
Offering many treasures
To those who wander


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Friday, April 12, 2013

Pink in Autumn


An Autumn flower at Sorrento park on the Mornington Peninsula


Like a large snowdrop
Like a cute pink pixie cap
Like a starry bell


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rosebud Plaza Sign in Green


Rosebud Plaza is on the foreshore shopping strip by Port Phillip Bay.
There is a sign like this - a blue and a red version -  at other entrances.


An area sign
Main colours of the boat sheds
Symbol of the sea


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Glittering Waves


Waves tumbling in to shore at Rye on Port Phillip Bay


cool glittering waves
like releasing energy
after summer's heat


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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rosebud Plaza Sign in Red


Rosebud Plaza on the Mornington Peninsula has a variety of colourful signs at each entrance.
This is the red one and there is also a green and a blue version.


a sign for the shops
a sign of the beach and boats
a sign of the times


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Monday, April 8, 2013

Yellow Leveller


Leveller used by our builder for creating our new deck.
At least, it's in use when it's not raining!
Sighhhhhhhhhh.....


building needs planning
sharp precision and patience
and right levelling


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Shadows of a New Deck


Slowly our new deck is taking shape!
And a new deck means new shadows!


strange new shadow worlds
recreate reality
and shadows follow






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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Take time to be still...


Being still for a moment on the Rosebud foreshore.


take time to be still
see, hear and feel the moment
too soon it is gone


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Friday, April 5, 2013

Low Watchers





Like a gathering
Of inquisitive faces
Like large passing eyes



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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Scaffold Sign


This Safe High-TS sign was spotted on a car parked at Rosebud.
Not sure about this one!
I know the business name is a play on "heights", but also a play on "high 5's"???
And how would you say this name?


Building scaffolding
Like geometric support
Like cubed public art


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The seas are rough...


The seas are rough in Autumn.
This is a view of Port Phillip Bay waters at Dromana beach by the pier.


Rising and falling
The wonder of moody waves
The spice of Autumn


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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Autumn Wanderer


Wandering the Autumn streets of Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula


A lone wanderer
A colourful character
Boots made for walking


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Monday, April 1, 2013

It's the season for yellow leaves...


Autumn yellow graces a street in Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula


Sunny street landscape
Like a bouquet of yellow
Autumn leaf magic


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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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