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, June 30, 2013

cosy shadows



cosy shadows
touch of nature's winter
gently soothing


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Saturday, June 29, 2013

live in the dream...


The Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat has many unusual features.
There is a series of the above fantasy murals behind the tube slide.
Favourite characters from children's stories are represented.


enchanting stories
wander the world of fantasy
and live in the dream


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Friday, June 28, 2013

autumn meets spring...


It's not so unusual to see blossoms at this time of year - if you live in the northern hemisphere.
But I live in the southern hemisphere.
It is Winter.
And this tree is covered in blossoms alongside the last of Autumn leaves.

autumn links with spring
while winter hovers a round
like a summer dream



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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wanderlust


Wanderlust to me is all about getting around - walking, sailing, flying -
and feeling an urgency to enjoy different experiences beyond home.
It is not necessarily a set journey, nor does it require travelling long distances.
It could be as random as getting on a jet ski and wandering the waters of Port Phillip Bay
as the above couple are doing.
I have to get out regularly with my camera.
In my wanderings, I photographed this scene from Safety Beach last January.


wanderlust impulse
like an inner driving force
to rove beyond home


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

arcs of water...


View of the fountain at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat


arcs of water fly
buffeted by wintry winds
a chilly drama


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Young Face


Macro of a young girl's face at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat


expectant young girl
sitting by a waterfall
her hands hold a frog


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Monday, June 24, 2013

a swirling intrigue...


Another unusual sculpture in Melbourne by the Yarra River framed in the last of the Autumn leaves


a swirling intrigue
like curling river waters
enigma of art


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Sunday, June 23, 2013

beyond the tap...




tap's greening with age
and a touch of rusting red
casts youthful shadow



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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Arty Toilet Wall


Not often (never?) do I take photos of a public toilet facility.
But this shiny metal one at a park in Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne, fascinated me.
On the outside walls were intriguing images under a glass cover.
This is one of them.


fanciful artwork
like an enchanted young world
of a strange tree house


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Bruised Beauty




little bruised beauty
fading charm in the chilled light
but still a beauty


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lantern Sign


Sign at Moorabbin, a suburb of inner Melbourne


lantern on the mind
lantern on some mental health
and understanding


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

not so gentle Winter beach...




tumbling Winter waves
like some pent up energy
longing to be free


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Winter Daisy



blooming in winter
a large bush of bold daisies
smiling for some sun


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Monday, June 17, 2013

walk by the river...


These sculptures are alongside the Yarra River outside Crown Casino


walk by the river
many strange shapes and colours
add art to the view


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

where the shadows lurk...




where the shadows lurk
a mix of wandering sun
and brown mystery


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

give yourself some love...


A mural on a shop in Moorabbin
The colour version is HERE!
Not sure if this advertises a shop or is simply some street art whimsy!


give yourself some love
be kind to the body worlds
find your happiness


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Winter Flowers at Flinders


Winter flowers quietly blooming on a misty Winter's day at Flinders


gentle winter blooms
like soft brushes of colour
like a quiet dance


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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mind Body Spirit


Sign for the Mind Body Spirit Festival hanging at the back of the Exhibition Hall, Melbourne.
There were so many people there last Sunday that it was difficult to photograph anything without lots of heads appearing!


mind body spirit
need a total make over
quite regularly


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

gentle Winter beach...


Wintry Dromana beach


gentle Winter beach
like a ripple of feelings
like a Zen moment


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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Winter Flower by the Beach


Winter flower along the coastal walk by Dromana beach


like odd pine needles
like a fine white spikey brush
like small falling stars


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Monday, June 10, 2013

soft flowering lights...


Unusual lights on display at the Mind Body Spirit Festival, Melbourne


soft flowering lights
as if the sun blooms within
and keeps on shining


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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mailbox Shadows


Old mailboxes (for nearby farms) lined up on Arthurs Seat Road create some interesting shadow shapes.


like soldier shadows
parading an old lifestyle
their line of duty


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Saturday, June 8, 2013

even in the rain...




even in the rain
beauty floats on gentle wings
waiting some dreaming


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Friday, June 7, 2013

bold and dramatic...


Winter flower at Seawinds on the top of Arthurs Seat mountain, Mornington Peninsula.


bold and dramatic
striking slashes of colour
warmth on chilly days



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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pie Face


A small shop in Melbourne where the sign seems to become part of the shop design.
The shop features pies with funny faces.
(Actually, the shop is not so small. It has 15 franchises in Melbourne CBD alone.)


where the pies are fun
coffee mellows the senses
or gives them a punch


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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Scenic Red Hill Farm


Scenic water feature at a Red Hill farm


framed in green farmland
beautiful patch of water
reflecting magic


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

like a strange mushroom...


Amazing what strange features can be found on a shoreline.


like a strange mushroom
like a soft finely textured shell
like a sea flower


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Monday, June 3, 2013

Metal Monster


Metal monster clearing a pocket of bushland near the corner of my street.


a large metal beast
systematically clears bush
without a conscience


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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Street Shadows and Faces


Shadows on a building in Spring Street, Melbourne


an old thoughtful face
one wanders by in the street
one is locked in stone


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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Old Treasury Building


The Old Treasury Building in Melbourne, completed in 1862,  was once the treasury department of the Victorian government.
Now it's a museum of Melbourne history.


impressive symbol
of a country's government
touched with fantasy


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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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