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, April 30, 2016

signs of distress...


one of the finalists in the recent 2016 Montalto Sculpture Competition at Red Hill...
This one is called 'Evidence' by Julie Collins and Derek John...
The upside down trees represent an environment in distress...


signs of distress
overturned life
squeezed dry


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Friday, April 29, 2016

bits of fluff...


autumn morning skies over the Dromana Hills...


bits of fluff
mask the glow of
morning light


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

well being...


this sign usually only appears at weekends - outside the Hummingbird Retreat at Red Hill...
It's an added feature to the restaurant and accomodation available there...
The well being centre offers a range of exercise classes including meditation and yoga...
(The sign even has a little handle at the top for ease of transport...)


well being
a priceless asset
in our lives


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

creased with ripples...


gently rippling waters at Mornington...


slow ripples
blue song refrain of
a sunny day


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

she took her red hat...


little boat heading out to Port Phillip Bay from the Martha Cove marina...


dressed for sailing
summer lights and safety gear
and a red hat


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Monday, April 25, 2016

some rusty yellow...


old tank on a property at Red Hill...
I am not sure what this tank is or holds...
It appears to hold something dangerous, going by the small red sign on the side...


some rusty yellow
still serving
some valued purpose


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

a little autumn warmth...


woman enjoying the autumn sunshine at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat...


a little sunshine
a little warmth
happiness


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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Primate Change...


one of the finalists in the recent 2016 Montalto Sculpture Competition...
The work is called Primate Change by Ralf Driessen
and is on display at Montalto winery at Red Hill...


layers of time
embedded in
aligned profiles


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Friday, April 22, 2016

morning colours...


autumn morning skies over the Dromana Hills...


morning colours
a marble cake of
autumn light


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

windswept...


This image clearly suggests that the day was not sunny...
It was cool, misty, rainy... and yes... windy...
I was being driven to an appointment, but I was longing to be home...
I felt generally a bit sad, till I saw the sign on this truck...
I smiled...
I needed a photo...
Windswept is a furniture and homewares business based at Sorrento...


never believe
that your journey
lacks a smile


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

a rest from rowing...


man and boy take a rest from rowing near Dromana beach...


rowing
tough exercise for
pleasure


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

red wheels...


car on display at the 2016 Westernport Festival on the Hastings foreshore...


red energy
pulsing with the will
to just go


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Monday, April 18, 2016

whispers of yellow...


autumn rose at Montalto vineyards, Red Hill...


sweet autumn
a blush of pink
whispers of yellow


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Sunday, April 17, 2016

fishing worlds...


fishing from Mornington pier is very popular...


fishing worlds
a sign of frustrating
relaxation


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

street food...


sign on a stall at the 2016 Westernport Festival on the Hastings foreshore...


rice delights
healthy snacks
on the run


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

musing waters...


autumn view of Dromana beach...


musing waters
expecting the chill of
autumn winds


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

World Gym...


towel on a neighbour's clothes line that refused to unfold for a better photo...
World Gym has franchises...
It all began in 1976...


the gym scene
a tempting alternative to 
healthy beauty


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Monday, April 11, 2016

shiny yellow...


car on display at the 2016 Westernport Festival on the Hastings foreshore...


yellow on wheels
proud piece of
mechanical sun


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Sunday, April 10, 2016

wall feature...


wall feature outside the cafe at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat...


tiered
potted greens
bask in sunshine


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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Morrey...


if you wish to have a picnic among the vineyards at Montalto, Red Hill,
this little (red) car carries all the provisions to your chosen picnic spot...
Montalto even supplies the goodies...


a little car
longs to please and share
the great outdoors


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Friday, April 8, 2016

soft flames...


recent morning skies over the Dromana Hills...


soft flames of light
subdue the harsh dawn
of morning beams


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

trail signs...


sign at Montalto vinyards, Red Hill...
The trail signs element of the sign refers to the sculpture trail...
Each year, Montalto hosts a sculpture competition
and finalists' works are displayed throughout the property...


trail signs
guide and warn of
imminent hazards


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

new water games...

the unusual face at the side of the lake at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat,
now has some water attachment...
A spout of water seems to spill from the mouth
and now there seems to be a small fountain emerging behind the face...
(at the moment, that area is roped off...You can just see the fountain from this view)


water magic
when water plays or sleeps
we love to watch


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

club trailer...

trailer for Portsea Life Saving Club boats/dinghies...
Members of the club were practising their lifesaving skills at Dromana beach last Sunday...


saving lives
needs ongoing
practice


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Monday, April 4, 2016

sharing sea stories?...


when the caravel Notorious was docked at Mornington pier earlier this year,
there were many curious wanderers around...
The deck of the caravel is just below the two men in the foreground...


a curious ship
attracts
curious people


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Sunday, April 3, 2016

shadows of an autumn leaf...


autumn leaf on my pathway...


shadows lengthen
autumn stretches memories
of summer warmth


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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

patches...


recent autumn skies over Dromana beach...


patches of white
drift listlessly
on frail breezes


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