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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Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Own Worlds


Mum and daughter were at Portsea to watch the tall ships sail out of Port Phillip Bay two weeks ago.
But then there was this moment when both seemed to be in other worlds.


the world is there
tempting me
but I am here


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Friday, September 27, 2013

Floral Display


Spring display of flowers at the Melbourne Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens.


floral display
a tiny magic space
laden with beauty


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Refugees


Sign on the wall of St Paul's Cathedral opposite Federation Square in Melbourne.
At the time I took this photo last Sunday morning,
the carillon was playing, making the moment more poignant.
Outside the British Isles, St Paul's has one of the few peals of 13 bells.
St Paul's Cathedral is built on the site
where the first public Christian service in Melbourne was conducted in 1835.


in some ways
we are all refugees
fleeing our fears


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fountain Waters at Play


Fountain waters at play in a Melbourne park.


waters at play
dancing in the light of
a Spring morning


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Artistic Facade


Artistic facade at Federation Square in Melbourne.


artistic facade
like an invitation
to keep walking round


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Monday, September 23, 2013

like white brushes...


Amazing what flowers can grow along a coastal walkway.
I believe this is a white grevillea coming into bloom near Dromana beach.


like white brushes
combing the warmth of Spring
with soft beauty


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

old sails...


Last weekend, tall ships, part of the Tall Ship Festival in Melbourne, sailed out of Port Phillip Bay heading for Hobart in Tasmania.
This is a view of one tall ship sailing past Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula.
For more photos of these tall ships, see my Boats and Boatsheds blog.


old sails
drifting on glittering waters
are new again


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Flower By Night Light



even by night light
the beauty of a small bud
blossoms


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Double Happiness


An odd little restaurant in the Moorabbin area (Patterson) near the railway.


double take
double double toil and trouble
double happiness


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

where light softly glows...


Early evening skies at Dromana beach


where light softly glows
and waters shimmer quietly
Spring ev'ning romance


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The "M" World


Children's playground at Rosebud's McDonalds

the "M" world
cacophony of colour
to tempt the young


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Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

where shadows play...


Shadows near the walkway at Dromana Hub shopping centre.


where shadows play
delighting in their spotlight
a moment of fame


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

White Fluff



small white fluff
framed in drops of gold
wildflower beauty


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lots of Stuff


I was sitting in the car at Moorabbin, waiting for hubby, so thought I would amuse myself by taking a few photos of nearby signs.
This sign was OK, but didn't seem particularly exciting.
I guess the use of the "$" sign was kinda creative, so I clicked the photo.
Still viewing through the lens, I moved the camera a little
and saw...


this sign.
It was by the turn from the carpark shopping centre to the road running by the shop in the first photo..
I chuckled.
A great play on words and a great "connection" with the shop sign.
Even the police are cashing in on "stuff".
Was that purely coincidence I wonder?
Check out what this last sign is really all about HERE.


it's all about stuff
from bits and pieces to
being stuffed


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Strange Garden Feature


This is a view from the front gate of a Red Hill property.
What the red covered feature may be I don't know.
Any guesses?


like a tree house
standing high and firm
without the tree


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Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Stretches of Reality


Early morning light stretches the art of table and chair legs into long shadows


like wind chimes
like intricate shadowy mobiles
like marionettes


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

through the window...



through the window
waiting idly for
movement


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Australia Elections 2013
Australian Federal Elections today. 

UPDATE

Picture Source: AAP
Nova Peris has been elected as the first indigenous woman in Federal Parliament.
She is a former Olympic gold medal hockey player and athlete.
She won gold in field hockey at the 1996 Atlanta Games before moving to athletics and winning gold in the 200m and 4x100m relay at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
Now she represents the Northern Territory for Labor in the Senate.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Private Balcony


This sign at Frankston for the Kon Thai Restaurant seems to be set like a framed, balconied window.
Small but eye catching above the shop front.
This was the first Thai restaurant - 1989 - on the Mornington Peninsula.


private balcony
creative advertising
a special sign


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

last light in the sky...


Late winter, evening skies


last light in the sky
like a frenzy of brush strokes
last art of the day


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Toilet Art?


Not often do you see any form of art - other than graffiti - gracing exterior toilet walls.
But this one is in a park at Moorabbin, an inner suburb of Melbourne.

flowers
gracing toilet walls
smiling under glass


It features images of Australian plants with glass protection.


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Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Seagull Walks the Street


Seagull wandering the early morning Mornington Street.


wide awake feathers
enjoying a morning walk
before the crowds


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Tasmania

Tasmania
A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

Tasmania

Tasmania
View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

New Landscapes

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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