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)


Monday, October 31, 2011

Past Stone Worlds

Succinctly Yours ~ Week 32 Picture Prompt
Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.
It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Word Of The Week: Eerie - Not used

Dear Fred, are you still loving flint these days?
Betty, you stone me with your words and winning smile!
We're far more than mere rubble!!
(140 characters)

Succinctly Yours is hosted by Grandma's Goulash

Stained Perfection

Magpie Tales #89 - Picture Prompt
image source here

Like my mind

Walls stained with the blood of
Anger and
Broken dreams
Like my heart

A desk marked with curled
Blank slates
And one
Noose of

But the typewriter
As if new


Mein Kampf


Hosted by Willow

Beach Umbrella Art

Umbrellas slowly are appearing - at least occasionally - on Dromana beach.
But they won't appear this week!
Rain all week is forecast!

Umbrella designs
Sunny colours on the beach
Light art shading light

Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Walkers in the morning sea mist at Rye Back Beach, Mornington Peninsula

Walkers on the sands
Ghosts retreating in the mists
Just their footprints speak

Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo

Fountain Posy

Water feature at Ashcombe Maze, Shoreham, Mornington Peninsula

Sunlight on water
Small sparkling fountain posy
Bold shadows creeping

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Brushed With Sunlight

Lovely flowers at Ashcombe Maze on the Mornington Peninsula

Boldly marked flowers
Brightly glowing in the sun
Each one unique art

Bluberry craft and hobby time
Hosted by Ewa

Hosted by Tina at PicStory

Silhouette Drama

Nearby homes and trees look dramatic in early morning light over the Dromana Hills!

In my neighbourhood
Early morning skies parade
Silhouette drama

Hosted by Dragonstar

Friday, October 28, 2011

Framed by Wings

I was photographing the swimming gull at Dromana beach but managed to capture an extra pair of wings!

Spur of the moment
Swimming feathers framed by wings
Joy of circumstance

NatureFootstep Winged is hosted by NatureFootstep

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just Magic

On the Nepean Highway which runs along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay is this tiny shop facing the beach at Rye.
In the midst of cafes and surf style shops, it seems an odd feature.
But it seems to attract lots of customers.

Little magic place
Little bit of fantasy
Like a real dream world

Signs, Signs is hosted by Lesley

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Purple Beauty

Spring flower still emerging in my Dromana Hills garden.
I think this is a daphne, but I am unsure because the scent is very light.

Sweet purple beauty
Like Nature's mystic candle
Lighting the day hours

NatureFootstep Flowers is hosted by NatureFootstep

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Girl in Red

Photo taken at London Bridge Ocean Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.
I zoomed in from the cliff top on this little girl who seemed busy with some kind of fishing!

Little girl in red
Enjoying busy moments
Fishing for lost dreams

Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, October 24, 2011

Yellow Boatshed at Rye

A bright yellow boatshed at Rye beach on the southern end of the peninsula

A glowing capsule
Peninsula tradition
Boatsheds by the sea

Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, October 23, 2011

He walked with me...

This guy decided he was going to walk with me awhile along the Rye foreshore on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.
He even deigned to smile for a photo shoot!

Four legged new friend
Quietly walking with me
Surprise connection

Finally he decided to wander off into the morning shadows seeking his owner.
(Earlier, I saw his owner on the sands.
Originally the dog was romping in the surf chasing a stick.
I left the beach for this walkway and the dog followed me!)

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Touch of Pink

Soft pink roses are just starting to bloom in my Dromana Hills Spring garden.
Just wish they could entice a little more warm sunlight!

Soft layered petals
A gentle kiss of pale pink
Magic of a rose

Hosted by Tina at PicStory

Living Bubbles

Newborns possibly having their first swim at the Boundary Road Reserve, Dromana.
Soft reflections surrounded them.

Small bubbles of life
Feathered bundles of mischief
Parents closely watch

Hosted by James

Friday, October 21, 2011

Baby Crow

Baby crow in the foliage round my verandah

New born baby crow
Seeming quite lost in the world
Mum should be close by

NatureFootstep Winged is hosted by NatureFootstep

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dark Shell

Dark shell lying on Rye Beach sands, Mornington Peninsula

Small gift of the sea
Dark beauty left on the sands
Signs of a small life

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fragile Beach Flowers

Fragile flowers determined to live right in the foreshore sands of Rye Beach, Mornington Peninsula

Palest kiss of pink
Touches of tiny blossoms
Seaside enigma

NatureFootstep Flowers is hosted by NatureFootstep

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Red Cheeked Scarecrow

It's Scarecrow Festival time on the Mornington Peninsula.
Each October, the hinterland parades a range of crazy features outside the hinterland properties.
This entry is near the tiny collection of shops at Red Hill.

A scarecrow lady
Seller of market flowers
Her face beams sadness

Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Cherry World 1"
Rednesday is hosted by It's a Very Cherry World

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lolly Shop Corner

Little corner of the lolly shop at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat.
Above the head of the little angel is a track for a model train.
The train runs the whole perimeter of the shop.

Sweet little corner
Old fashioned lollies and new
A taste of heaven

Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Circus of questions...

Sherman Alexie - The words come from his poem The Powwow at the End of the World.

Circus of questions
Dancing shallows gathered feet
A cloud burst topples

Bright lightning bolts drop
Shoulder causes broken hoops
Broken storms forgive

A Whirl of Wordling Sundays is hosted by Brenda W



A place of beauty in the Western Tiers


View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

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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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