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, October 31, 2015

Bogart's...


Bogart's Winery Tours on display at the recent 2015 Mornington Spring Festival, Mornington...


a hint of style
cruising and drinking
in luxury


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Friday, October 30, 2015

dreaming...


recent skies over Dromana beach...


dreaming
of dining on 
summer warmth


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Thursday, October 29, 2015

it's racing season...


it's the horse racing season in Melbourne...
And the races build up to a grand finale with the Melbourne Cup
which will run on Tuesday 3rd November... a public holiday in Melbourne...
This race advertised in Mornington is one run on my peninsula...


horse racing
a day for some to flaunt
high fashion


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

dining by the sea...


a view of waters at Mornington...


dining by the sea
savouring delights for 
the eyes


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

luv-van...


local artist Michael Leeworthy's entry in the 2014 Scarecrow Festival...
This used to be an annual event on my peninsula,
but now is celebrated in October every second year..
So no scarecrows this year...
Sighhhhh....


eerie fantasy
Halloween in
scarecrow style


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Monday, October 26, 2015

some candy colours...


stalls at the recent 2015 Mornington Spring Festival at Mornington...
This group had just finished setting up, so I tried to get a photo before the crowds moved in...


candy colours
brighten the longing for
sweet bliss


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

on the watch...


honey-eater in my garden in the Dromana Hills...


just a small one
constantly on the watch for
sweet nectar


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Friday, October 23, 2015

a soft light green...


spring skies at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat...


a soft light green
shines sweetly
in spring light


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

riot...


sign in a carpark behind a shop at Mornington...


a riot of ideas
can jostle for
creative space


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

little red stall...


stall at the 2015 Mornington Spring Festival last weekend...


waffles and berries
delectable sweet
temptation


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Monday, October 19, 2015

treat the taste buds...


street stall at the 2015 Mornington Spring Festival yesterday...
Those Girls specialise in home-made iced teas for summer and hot apple cider over winter...


treat the taste buds
to an exotic
sensation


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Friday, October 16, 2015

a still blue...


skies over Melbourne as viewed from Flagstaff Gardens...


in the quiet hour
bustling traffic is
invisible


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

birds may swoop...


spring warning sign at Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne...


nesting
gentle sweet art that may be
not so gentle


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

a view of morning...


morning view when Rosebud pier was still being re-constructed some months ago...


a sense of space
where freedom could play
a sense of loneness


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

when skies threaten...


threatening skies over Dromana Hub shopping centre...


when skies threaten
a glow of warm light
is comforting


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Monday, October 12, 2015

drying towels...


there is something refreshing, cosy and friendly about washing on the line in glorious sunshine...


outside
drying towels capture
nature's freshness


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Friday, October 9, 2015

long whites...


spring morning skies over Sorrento...


taunting trail
a piece of art washed with
some white highlights


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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Minsmere Hide..


sign on the bird hide overlooking the wetlands at Coolart, Somers...
In answer to a number of questions,
a bird hide is an enclosed area for people to watch birds in wetland areas...
There are small openings for viewing and photographs
which minimise
frightening or distracting the birds...
This particular bird hide has two viewing levels..
I must admit, I thought that 'bird hide' was a common, well-known term...


a bird hide
safely watching the wonder
of nesting


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

life together...


pelicans and seagulls at Hastings...


life together
accepting differences
near their own space


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

plant information...


view of a little shelter where information on plants is available
at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne...


encouraging
an interest and wonder in
garden worlds


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Monday, October 5, 2015

spring yellows...


a view of plants at Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne...


arced foliage
undulating waves of
yellow on green


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

old track...


disused railway track at Cranbourne...


old track
once a vital link with
far coastal worlds


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Australian scents...


a view of a new, emerging section of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne...
The garden features a wide array of Australian plants...
On this wonderful Spring day yesterday, the many bushy scents filled the air...


Australian scents
breathe treasures 
for the soul


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tyabb Fire Station...


a no fuss sign for Tyabb Fire Station at Tyabb...
The CFA sign = Country Fire Authority...


plain sign
emblazoned on the door
plain message


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  • Autumn is the bridesmaid of Summer and the flowergirl of Winter ~ Gemma Wiseman
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  • 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"
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  • 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
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