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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Thursday, December 31, 2015

bay cruises...


bay cruises are a popular feature of summer on my Mornington Peninsula...
This particular sign is at Portsea...
More details of the cruises are HERE...


bay cruises
a leisurely stroll
on summer waters


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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

shimmering blue...


a view of Westernport Bay waters at Hastings...


shimmering blue
waters revel in 
summer's glow


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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

struggling with a sail...


man struggling with a sail at Safety Beach...


the struggle
inspires a 
winning streak


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Monday, December 28, 2015

beyond grey stone...


flowers at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat...


walled in grey stone
a garden bed
brimming with colour




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Sunday, December 27, 2015

my summer garden...


shadows yesterday in my garden...


nearly new year
a garden bathed in summer light
closing shadows


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

just joy...


feature over the fireplace at Portsea Hotel, Portsea...
We were there for Christmas lunch...
The photo above the fireplace is the original front entrance view of the hotel...
The front entrance now is minus the low brick wall...
Yesterday's view of the hotel entrance is HERE...


simple joy
often reminds the soul of
priceless pleasures


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Friday, December 25, 2015

a Christmas sky...

today is Christmas Day...
and this is one version of our summer sky today over Dromana...


a song of summer
no tussle and scuffle
Christmas peace


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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Soy (2) ...


signs on the Restaurant Soy restaurant at Mornington...
Another view of this restaurant's sign is HERE


glass frame
a mural of signs
dancing


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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

little red door...


door on a beach box at Dromana beach...


little red door
waiting to open for
holiday business


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Monday, December 21, 2015

wattle in flower...


wattle blooming at Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne...


wattle in flower
a bustle and hustle of
yellow 


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

meshed shadows...


chair and shadow in the outdoor dining area at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat...


meshed shadows
a lattice network of
multiple journeys


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

excursion bus...


sign on a mini bus parked at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat...
In fact, there were two of these mini buses...
It seems that the students were on a school excursion just before the Christmas break...
(I'm lucky... My school completed the year last Friday...)

travelling
new learnings in
new spaces




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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

bushland garden...


beyond the more formal entrance garden,
I love how the Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthurs Seat becomes a taste of bushland beauty...


bush scents
permeate the fabric 
of being


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Monday, December 14, 2015

Hawks...


football cap belonging to a teacher at school...
The badge represents the Hawthorn Football Club in Melbourne
and the team is known as the Hawks...


football
warms 
the winter season


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Sunday, December 13, 2015

spreading shadows...


shadows on a community building wall on the Rosebud foreshore...


spreading shadows
linger round the walls
softened light


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

steelscape...


sign outside a stand at the 2015 Mornington Spring Festival at Mornington...
It was a fascinating display of items all cut out from steel...
This photo was taken while it was still being set up...
I tried again later, but there were too many people around...


designer cut outs
ordinary items 
transformed



This is the huge Harley sign...


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

allure of a pier...


a view of the pier at Hastings...


allure of a pier
populat for fishing and
just wandering


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kitaro collection...


some of my Kitaro collection...
Ilove the peaceful creativity in his music...


oasis 
a mandala of peace
transiting tensions


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Monday, December 7, 2015

some wattle...


wattle at Arthurs Seat...


familiar yellow
bursting in Australian spring
bouquets of sunshine


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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

slivers...


skies over the Dromana Hills...


slivers of fluff
streaky whites
brush the blues


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

in the Grampians...


a car parked at Mornington had this sign on the spare wheel cover...
The Grampians is a national park region in Victoria...


riding
a beloved sport
without wheels


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

model church...


part of the model Tudor Village in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne...


Tudor worlds
reaching through
the wires of time


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Monday, November 30, 2015

a model...


part of a little model Tudor Village in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne...
Another view is HERE


model village
symbol of thanks for
meeting needs


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Sunday, November 29, 2015

a walk with ghosts...


shadowy walkway at the Point Nepean Quarantine Station by Port Phillip Bay...


by the sea
ghosts of colonial days
wander


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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

a veil of mist...


early morning skies in the Dromana Hills...


a thin veil of mist
softens the blare of
sunrise colours


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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

lingering...


a view of waters at Mornington...


slightly rippling
waters linger softly
by the sands


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

in a red cape...


some dressed up for the recent 2015 Arthurs Seat Challenge...
Here they are gathered waiting for the start at Rosebud...


a red cape
and blue suit inspires
superman action


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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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