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, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Blossom Magic




ruffled blossoms
holding sunlight and shadows
close


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tavistock House


Somehow the signs on this lovely old building in Melbourne don't seem to fit, don't seem right.
Tavistock House Past Names : Norfolk Hotel (1866), Ship Inn Hotel (1836)
It used to be a Coffee Palace and is now heritage listed.
Tavistock House was built for John Tighe as a hotel circa 1850. The architect was Samuel Marlow.
The building was extensively altered and extended during the nineteenth century.
In 1906 it was renovated again, giving its present Edwardian Freestyle form with Art Nouveau detailing.

art nouveau
like a fantasy
in architecture




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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Enjoying Life


Ducks enjoying life at a park in Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula


life's a water world
where splishing and splashing is
total fun


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Passing Reds


Passing container ship on Port Phillip Bay as viewed from my verandah.
(This was a zoomed shot on a recent rare sunny Spring day.)


heavy laden but
brightening the blues
of Spring


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Macro Solar Light


My little buddha's solar light in macro


where there is light
there always will be
shadows


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wildflower Beauty



wildflower beauty
a common display of
enchantment


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

First Governor General


This is a bronze statue (unveiled in 1911) of the First Governor General of Australia.
He arrived from Scotland as John Adrian Lewis Hope, the Earl of Hopetoun.
At first, he was a popular governor of Victoria from 1889-95.
He went back to Scotland and then returned to Australia as the first Governor General 1901-2.
At the end of his not so popular term, (he enjoyed spending money), he became the Marquis of Linlithgow.

a proud man
who felt important and
lost respect



The statue is on the entrance driveway to Government House in Melbourne, Victoria.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Water Fun


Dog enjoying a swim in Port Phillip Bay waters offshore from Sorrento.


a dip in the sea
is a wonderful way to
begin a dog's day


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

red peaked hat and red watering can...


Scarecrow figure in the garden of Ashcombe Maze, Shoreham


like a tall garden gnome
keeping the garden
quirky



And this is the watering can he holds


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Angel After Rain


Macro reflection of an ornament on my verandah


when there is rain
if an angel appears
there is sunshine


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Moonraker


Moonraker is a boat that takes small groups of people out into Port Phillip Bay in search of seals and dolphins.
You also get the opportunity to swim with them and to explore marine reefs.
In the above photo, the boat is docked at Sorrento in early morning light.


beneath the sea
silent worlds of
loud beauty


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Old Hastings Pier


The old fish shed is now closed, but Hastings pier is still open for fishermen and wanderers.


delight of a pier
beckons a close encounter
with the sea


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Friday, November 15, 2013

blushing...




blushing
in love with
Spring warmth


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Victorian College of the Arts


Prominent sign in the heart of Melbourne at Southbank.
This is a community of contemporary artists
- writers, choreographers, musicians, designers, performers, actors, filmmakers, dancers and more,
all committed to the production of new artistic work.
For more details see HERE.


the world of art
shifting spectrum of ideas
enigmatic


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spring Water Colours


A view of Coolart wetlands at Somers in the Spring on a cool day.


pale reflections
softly sighing for the warmth
of Spring 


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

exploring the waters...


Little character exploring the waters at Dromana beach.


in the depths
some magical wonders
tempt the curious


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Monday, November 11, 2013

More Art in the Rain


Plant fragments blown onto my verandah and trapped by rain


for a moment
the rain is an artist
of the abstract



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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pier Life


A view of Flinders pier on the Mornington Peninsula


it's a fishing world
the lure of a long pier
casts a line of dreams


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Friday, November 8, 2013

Heart of a Poppy


On 11th November it will be Remembrance Day.
It is the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War 1.
The day now represents all those who died or have suffered from war or conflict.
This year is not only the 95th anniversary of the armistice on 11 November which ended the First World War, but also the 20th anniversary of the reinterment of the Unknown Australian Soldier in the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Memory. To mark the significant occasion, this year’s Remembrance Day Commemorative Address will be delivered by former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Paul Keating, who delivered the poignant eulogy of the Unknown Australian Soldier in 1993. 
- extract from the Australian War Memorial website.

Traditionally, poppies are associated with this day.
Red poppies were among the first plants to spring up
in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium.
I decided that this year I would post a more intimate view of a poppy.


we will always wonder
where the fair wind blows
in a Flanders field


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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lucky Catch


A smiling fish greets you at our local fish and chip shop in Dromana


like a stencil
a simple logo sign
stamped with a smile


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Red Pots


Red pots on a small balcony in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula


glow of warmth
resting and smiling
in greys


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Monday, November 4, 2013

Nature's Secret Swirls


It was raining again, and I was desperate to take photos.
I wandered on my verandah and noticed that leaves fallen there from the winds
seemed to be surrounded by small "mounds" of water; almost like water embossed on water.
So I took photos to see what this would look like in macro.
Here is the result.
It's not a reflection but is it a refraction?


nature's secret swirls
transient gift of
the rain


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ipad Camera Testing


My first photo taken with my Ipad camera.
I was seeing if a blurry foreground could become a feature
and turn something ordinary into something interesting.


just daily life
centre stage
for a moment


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Friday, November 1, 2013

palest ice green and woody leaf curls...


An unusual flower? growing recently at Ashcombe Maze, Arthurs Seat.

palest ice green and 
woody leaf curls
may make a flow'r



Does anyone have any ideas what this may be????


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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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