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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Friday, September 23, 2016

perfect stillness...


skies over Churchill Island...


perfect stillness
reflecting on the moment
peace and harmony


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

wanted on the voyage...


old traveller's trunk on display at the Churchill Island Heritage Farm...
John Rogers became the legal owner of Churchill Island on January 15th 1866
for the sum of two hundred and ten pounds...


boxed and locked
personal wants and needs 
transient treasures


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

close couple...


couple looking over Port Phillip Bay from Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserve...
I think the man is wearing the woman's hat,
because he gave it to her when they stood and walked away...


close together
sharing
special secrets


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Monday, September 19, 2016

coast guard yellow...


view of boats at Hastings boat harbour...


yellow sailor
guards the safety of coastlines
carefully


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Sunday, September 18, 2016

mangroves by the bay...


view of mangroves at Hastings on Westernport Bay...


in mangrove worlds
birds seek the peace of
sanctuary


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Saturday, September 17, 2016

from island to island...


view from Churchill Island with Phillip Island in the distance...


islands together
beyond the moonah trees
scenic memories


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Friday, September 16, 2016

wan spring shadows...


a view of the grounds of Churchill Island Heritage Farm...


wan spring shadows creep
fantasising about 
warmer coloured days


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Smith and Corona...


old typewriter on display at the Churchill Island Heritage Farm...
Smith and Corona began business in the U.S. in 1886...
A museum of their products is HERE...


old keys
enigmatic locks on 
new sounds of silence


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

shadowy wetlands...


a view of Hillview Community Reserve wetlands in Dromana...


long shadows
the earth waits patiently
for new season warmth


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

rain, cold wind and a beach...


It's rainy, it's cold and it's windy...
Yet still people walk Dromana beach...
One carries a beach umbrella - to contend with the rain...
But in this scene, the umbrella seems to be useful for prodding some sea grass...
(there's a sliver of red in the folded umbrella)


lure of beach worlds
kaleidoscope of seasons
brews the magic


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Bongo Transit...


This Bongo Transit service involves a tuk-tuk...
It is a special attraction round Sorrento and Queenscliff...
I took this photo at Queenscliff near the Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserve...


a cute tuk-tuk
unique way to enjoy
scenic spaces


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

parked...


my cat Shadow in a little patch of sunlight by the verandah door...


parked
appreciating sunlight
quilted with shadows


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Saturday, September 10, 2016

well sprung...


playground feature in a newly established reserve at Red Hill...


little wooden car
fun to bounce along on
surreal journeys


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Friday, September 9, 2016

from the fort wall...


spring skies viewed from a side wall of  Fort Queenscliff at Queenscliff...


contrast
intimidating fort walls and
welcoming spring skies


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cayzer Boats...


sign embossed on the glass door of a shop at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula...
4 generations of the Cayzer family have been involved in the boat building and design industry.


boat builders
design the opportunity
for sailing


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

heavy sea mist...


heavy sea mist envelops Port Phillip Bay...
Photo taken from the Searoad ferry travelling between Sorrento and Queenscliff...
Mornington Peninsula is in the distance...


sea mist
softens and soothes
realities


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

motorcycle memorabilia...


 a little shop at Rosebud...
More comments on this place (+ another photo with bikes parked out the front) are HERE
- when I first posted about it in 2008...


a bike place
connecting treasures
past and present


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Sunday, September 4, 2016

old farm tree...


shadows on a farm buiding at Churchill Island Heritage Farm...


an old tree
leaves a wall of
passing memories


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Saturday, September 3, 2016

shining...


our cat Shadow enjoying a patch of winter sunlight...


meditating
in the warmth of peace
shining soul


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Friday, September 2, 2016

spring last year...


spring skies over Rosebud beach last year...
Skies this year, so far, are rarely so friendly...


silky spring waters
soft skies
smile sweetly


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

watch tower...


watch tower for the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club at Portsea Ocean Beach...

keeping watch
wild waters may
spell danger



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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

time for a bite...


table feature at the Heritage Farm cafe on Churchill Island...
The island is just offshore from the Mornington Peninsula...
We enjoyed lunch there yesterday...
(The day was mostly sunny and warm - Yahooooo...)
I had the best fettucini and sun-dried tomatoes that I ever tasted...
My hubby said he had the best hamburger and chips he had ever tasted...
And, of course, we both had a great mug of cappuccino...


snack delights
tempting the most
fussy tastebuds


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Monday, August 29, 2016

banner markers...


 banners marking the walkway to the reptile exhibit at Melbourne Zoo...


sunlit banners
shining on
the journey


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Sunday, August 28, 2016

enchanted entrance...


shadows near the entrance to the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat...


winter shadows
greedy for 
long spaces


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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

unsettled colours...


winter skies over the Dromana Hills...


unsettled colours
troubled airs on
a winter's morning


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

station signs...


signs on Flinders Street station in Melbourne...


fixed sign language
suggests confirmation and
sells direction


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

surf rake...


surf rake at Dromana beach...


even in cold months
a surf rake monitors
beach sands


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

snake...


snake in the reptile exhibit at Melbourne Zoo under infra red lighting...


softly coloured
slender piece of
slippery life


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Monday, August 22, 2016

it's been raining... a lot...


rainy view of Dromana Hub carpark through the windscreen of my car...

blurred world
colours swim
erratically




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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

near the train station...


sunny winter skies over the entrance to Melbourne Zoo...
This is the entrance from the nearby Royal Park train station -


meeting wildlife
feeling connected with
wild spirits


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

All Smiles...


All Smiles cafe and kiosk overlooks Sorrento Ocean (or Back) Beach...


a happy place
where sea and sky
meet


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

small kiosk...


small kiosk by the African wild dogs enclosure at Melbourne Zoo...


some time out
a taste of delight and then
keep walking


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Monday, August 15, 2016

bike on a tree...


bike turned sculpture on a tree in a small reserve at Mount Eliza...


bike on a tree
quirky art of 
recycling


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

on the curtain


curtains closed on my bedroom window
produced this view from outdoors on a sunny winter's day...


elegance
glimpse of stylish character
on the curtain


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Saturday, August 13, 2016

new war memorial reserve...


view of the newly created war memorial reserve in the village of Red Hill...


war memorial
ensures brave souls
are never lost


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Friday, August 12, 2016

a silvered morning...


winter skies over the Dromana Hills...


a silvered morning
silhouettes of trees
etch character


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Giddy Bullfrog...


This tea room and art gallery is a tiny attraction tucked away in the beauty of Red Hill...
The artist is also an awesome scone maker here...


boutique tea room
brushed with crazy visuals
and dazzling tastes


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

new pond...


a new little pond being established at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat...


new patch of water
another little haven
for bird life


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

fire danger sign...


a new version of fire warning signs appearing on my peninsula...
A light flashes on the appropriate colour segment
and any extra messages are lit up in the lower rectangle...
This sign is at Sorrento...


fire warning
extreme heat needs
extreme caution


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Monday, August 8, 2016

two yellow characters...


kites flying at the 2014 Kite Festival on the Rosebud foreshore...


yellow characters
mischievously
flying low


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Sunday, August 7, 2016

a rake...


rake waiting on my old verandah at Arthurs Seat...


faithful rake
willing to do
what must be done


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Friday, August 5, 2016

on a clear day...


view yesterday of the Port Phillp Bay coastline from Rosebud in the foreground to Point Nepean...
The photo was taken from Seawinds at Arthurs Seat...


many lives
visibly hugging the sea
on a clear day


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