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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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Textured Stained Glass


Detail of a stained glass window


brushed
fantasy of textures
light and tone


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Friday, August 30, 2013

where light and darkness meet...




soft clash of colours
where light and darkness meet
uneasily


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Island of Inspiration


Unexpected sign on the side wall of a shop at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.


Australia's island
feast of adventure
and colour


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kissed With Rain




beauty of rain
showering health and life
transient jewels


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

weekend wanderers...


Sunday morning view of Swanston Street in Melbourne


weekend wanderers
seeking different colours from
the weekday blues


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Monday, August 26, 2013

Conkers


"Conkers" from the liquid amber tree.
Cockatoos and galahs love to munch these and succeed in making quite a mess in the process.


spikey beauty
a delicacy for
some large birds


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gate Shadows


Shadows cast by this gate at Mornington seem to re-invent the gate style, bending it in a different direction.


bend and stretch
reach for new shapes and
realities


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Saturday, August 24, 2013

a side view...


A view between buildings at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.


a side view
like muddled geometrics
of privacy


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Friday, August 23, 2013

shimmering pulse...




shimmering pulse
of vibrant dawn light
like waves of fire


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Amoeba


Sign on a car parked at Balnarring shopping centre.
As Amoeba Music is an independent music chain in the U.S.,
I was surprised to see this logo on a car in Australia.
Perhaps the car owner was a tourist who visited the Hollywood store?


art of music
speaks all languages
connects all worlds


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

rippling colours...


Water feature in the Treasury Gardens, Melbourne


rippling colours
reflecting the light of the day
and the mood


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

rolling in red...


One of the many colourful trams in Melbourne


rolling in red
feast of advertisements
flying


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Monday, August 19, 2013

Touches of Yellow


Touches of yellow on a home in Dromana


levels of living
built for sun and shadow
and seasonal views


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mailbox at Moorabbin


Mailbox at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne


like a garden feature
like a message sculpture
like a cairn


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Friday, August 16, 2013

Dawn's Wintry Light




patches of light
burst from grizzly greys
like stubborn children


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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Relax


A sheltered outdoor barbecue is a great place to relax and enjoy some friendly company.
This one at Seawinds Gardens atop Arthurs Seat mountain - great sea views -  is popular on weekends.


relax outdoors
enjoy the friendly chat and
beautiful bushland


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Coastline Colours


View from Dromana pier of Dromana beach with the ridge of Anthony's Nose in the background.


coastline colours
woven by the sea
symbols of lifestyles


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

vicious red claws...


The digging and turning end of a rather vicious caterpiller.


vicious red claws
intent on turning the earth
for new living


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Monday, August 12, 2013

Colourful Sentries


Even when another boat shed features in a photo, the yellow one behind is still quite noticeable.
These boat sheds face Dromana beach.


colourful sentries
like eyes on the water
and far horizons


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Sunday, August 11, 2013

On the Way


New home being built at Arthurs Seat


build me up
it's a new spring world
on the way


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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Train Characters


Potty characters at the Moorabbin Miniature Railway - inner Melbourne.


travelling
it's a potty kind of life
but we're smiling


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Friday, August 9, 2013

silhouette feathers...




silhouette feathers
in the mists of evening
waiting and watching


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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Play


Kite flying and bike riding are a great way to merge play and exercise.
This photo was taken earlier this year on the Rosebud foreshore.

play
nourishes the mind with
happiness



And this is an invitation to play with fantasy and fun - at the Hastings festival earlier this year.


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quiet Waters


A patch of water on a Red Hill property still looks beautiful on a grey, cold day.


quiet waters
rippling with the winds
and the gentle rain


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Waiting for a face...


One of many fun experiences at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat


waiting for a face
a moment cast in
masquerade



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Monday, August 5, 2013

Drop Off


A sign on the Hastings foreshore on Westernport Bay.
The small beach seems to have shallow waters, but very quickly the waters deepen.
That explains why these boats seem to be moored so close to the beach area.


a warning
unwise to ignore
dropping off


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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wings


An archive photo of my old verandah and my little angel.
The verandah has gone, replaced - but the angel is still with me.


there are times
when skies and wings
are all that matter


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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

there's more to a brick...


Little house at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.
The street side brick fence line is an unusual style.
But more unusual is how the fence continues down the driveway and becomes a garden border.
The neighbour's wrought iron fence makes a wonderful contrast.


the humble brick
attempting
some humble art


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Door


Little boat shed at Dromana beach with a rather magical door.


little sea horse
connects reality
and fantasy


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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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