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)


Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Interior view of the heritage homestead of Coolart, Balnarring

3WW #CCLVI ~ drag + mumble + penetrate

Drag out old lifestyles
Penetrate the subconscious
Mumble vague secrets

Hosted by Thom @ Three Word Wednesday

White Garden Statue

One of many white statues in the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat

Wednesday Whites #15

White garden beauty
A sense of female freedom
A sense of delight

Wednesday Whites is hosted by Raya

A Water Slide?

An unusual feature outside a section of the Casey Council sports complex!
I am not sure if this is simply advertising the indoor waterslide or somehow extends from it!

Midweek Blues meme

Swinging inside blues
Like an enclosed water slide
Sport with attitude

Hosted by Rebecca Haegele @ The Dusty Cellar

School Haiku

Sensational Haiku Wednesday ~ School

School can be a race
Learning identity shapes
Ways and means of life

Join the fun!
Hosted by Jenn

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


A rosella enjoying the Arthurs Seat Enchanted Maze Garden
Ruby Tuesday meme

Enchanting colours
Rosella quietly feeds
Enchanting garden

Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunny Boatsheds

Each winter, some Dromana boatsheds get a paint makeover.
The first two in the foreground are examples!

Mellow Yellow Monday #136

Fresh sunny boatsheds
Gleaming features on the beach
Icons of the bay

Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Palm Illusion

A home in Drama parades a delightful palm shadow on a winter's sunny day!

Shadow Shot Sunday #171

Perhaps Tuscany
Perhaps an island retreat
Illusion of worlds

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, August 27, 2011


This mural is on the side of a boatshed at Dromana beach.
It symbolises old Dromana worlds.
The railway tracks used to run along the pier (just visible on the left) to transport goods from Dromana onto boats bound for Port Melbourne.

PhotoHunt #280 ~ Symbolic

Like pencilled sketchings
Symbolic shapes of old worlds
Living memories

Hosted by tnchick

Shakespeare Figurine

My little Shakespeare figurine that has travelled many journeys with me

Weekend in Black and White meme

Wherefore art thou friend
Are you cast in some legend
Or lost in our souls

Hosted by Dragonstar

Lonely Boat

Boat resting at the Enchanted Maze Garden lake, Arthurs Seat

Weekend Reflections #101

Resting quietly
Lives as a garden feature
Enchanted Maze charm

Hosted by James

Friday, August 26, 2011

Shifting Sands

At one end of Dromana beach, the sandbank is collapsing and some boatsheds are at risk of slipping toward the sea.
Rocks have been introduced to support the bank.

SkyWatch Friday #150

Sands slowly moving
Man's constructions are at risk
Mother Nature rules

Hosted by Sandy Wren Sylvia

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coca-Cola in a New Dress

Most Coca-Cola signs I have seen are red.
This one on a white car in a Dromana carpark was a very simple black one.

Signs, Signs meme

Traditional sign
Subdued in new colour scheme
Refreshed attention

The car only has a single, very fine sweeping line of red.

Signs, Signs is hosted by Lesley

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Seagull Happy Dance

A seagull seems to be performing a watery happy dance at Dromana beach!

Watery Wednesday #154
PicStory #12 ~ Water

Enjoy a shower
Dance in the falling flurry
Wet feathers feel great

Hosted by 2sweetnsaxy aka T. Bruce

PicStory Tuesday is hosted by Tina

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Strange Boat Emblem

An interesting emblem on the side of a yacht at Blairgowrie
The boat's name was Wilderness Wear.

Ruby Tuesday meme

Like a frilled necked lizard
Like living pre-history
Like a legend sign

Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, August 22, 2011


This protea in my Dromana Hills garden always fascinates me.
The soft textures in the centre and the soft red colours are unique.
As its colour fades, its tawny textures are stunning too.

Today's Flowers #157
Red Hot Monday meme
Macro Monday meme

Gentle ruby blush
Strong vibrant textures and shapes
Soft fluffy heartland


Red Hot Monday is hosted by Kerslyn

Hosted by Lisa @ Lisa's Chaos

When walls turn mellow...

Mellow winter sunlight creates a yellow effect on walls and even on the lampshade cover which is actually white!

Mellow Yellow Monday #135

When walls turn mellow
When the sun enjoys playtime
Transient artwork

Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Fringe of Shadow

A recent view of a still wintry Dromana beach from the pier.
Just visible on the left are a series of colourful boatsheds.
Anthony's Nose juts out in the background.

Shadow Shot Sunday #170

Waters are still chilled
Holidaymakers still gone
Beach still beautiful

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Look Deep

A pool in the beautiful heritage property of Heronswood at Dromana

Weekend Reflections #100

Beyond the colours
Beyond the water's surface
Memories and dreams

Hosted by James (Pennsylvania, US)

Friday, August 19, 2011

What Sky?

Many misty mornings have enveloped the Mornington Peninsula lately.
But with the touch of wattle's yellow, there is still a beauty.

SkyWatch Friday #149

Shrouded morning skies
Like soft whispering secrets
Rolling mysteries

Hosted by Sandy Wren Fishing Guy Sylvia

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chalkboard Sign

Unusual little chalkboard sign just near the entrance to the gardens of the heritage property of Heronswood, Dromana

Signs, Signs meme

Recessed little sign
Droplets of information
Chalk waiting for change

Signs, Signs is hosted by Lesley



A place of beauty in the Western Tiers


View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

New Landscapes

New Landscapes
New Worlds

Archive of Blog Quotes

  • 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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