THE MEANING OF AUTUMN

AUTUMN whispers the tones of yesterday in a minor key ~ Gemma Wiseman

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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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sea of White Wings


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sea of white feathers on the wing at Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula (click to enlarge for full effect)
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Heads or Tails #84 ~
HEADS - See
*OR*
TAILS - Sea
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Like foam on the waves
Churning whirl of life on the wing
Sea of white feathers
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Heads Or Tails

Red Nook


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In the Dromana Hub Shopping Centre carpark, Mornington Peninsula, I found Jim's Mobile Dog Wash red van right near a red car.
And in the background, you can just see the red of the entrance to the shopping centre.
I could not believe my good luck!
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Red upon red worlds
Surprise nook of one colour
Strange coincidence
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Monday, March 30, 2009

Odd Mailbox Ramp


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ This mailbox is at Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
There is a small gully beneath the ramp to the home's front door.
And the wooden door to the ramp is embedded with a mailbox.
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Mailbox Monday #20
Odd Shot Monday meme
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Multi-skilled walkway
Arches open to the sky
Don't forget the mail
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Drop of Gold


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A touch of yellow at Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #12
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Golden crucible
Oasis in brazen light
Welcome drop of shade
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Dolphin Fantasy


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Lovely blue dolphin image on a Dromana boatshed, Mornington Peninsula
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Blue Monday meme
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Where blue horizons
Where blue seas meet bluest skies
Dolphins laugh and play
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Classical Rendezvous


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Display on my mantel piece
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Monochrome Monday meme
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Shakespeare, Bach and Brahms
Strange, unlikely partnership
Together in time
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hidden Agenda of Smoke


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Hastings on Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
In the background (click to enlarge) you can see the shapes of refineries and a hint of flame and smoke.
It could be a picturesque marina...
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One Single Impression #57 ~ Smoke
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Where there's scents of smoke
Curling wisps of glowing flame
Fire burns secretly
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Where cloud is grey white
Still grey white on sunny days
Smoke leers knowingly
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Small, contained fire burning rubbish in the "safer" winter months at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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My World by the Bay


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry docking at Sorrento pier, Mornington Peninsula.
Just behind the ferry in this photo, the Port Phillip Bay waters lead out through The Rip into Bass Strait and then Tasmania.
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Scenic Sunday #37
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Beauty of waters
My world is Port Phillip Bay
I dream of waters
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Scenic Sunday

Lilac and White Swirls on the Vine


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ These tiny flowers are just beginning to open at the beginnning of Autumn on the Mornington Peninsula.
They open in swirls and seem to grow in tiered clusters on my archway vine.
I have no idea what they are.
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Today's Flowers #33
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Like swirls of lilac
Subtle arcs of gentle white
Sweet unknown beauty
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Dreams Across the Water


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Another view of boats on Port Phillip Bay at Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula
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Sunday Scenery meme
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Dreams of water worlds
Dreams of a boat to somewhere
A special somewhere
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Shadow Grids


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Shadows inside Flinders Yacht Club overlooking Westernport Bay, Mornington Peninsula
Note: I am actually taking the photo through glass on one side, looking inside and out through the other side of glass.
That is why there is an odd reflection, top right on the roof.
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Shadow Shot Sunday #45
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Shadows by the sea
Reflections from inner souls
Dreams in glass houses
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hands and Feet in Harmony


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Just a week ago, I held this Harmony Day badge in my hand.
But that was a week ago.
It is one thing to hold a Harmony Day badge in the hand, but it is quite another to put the hands into harmony inspired action.
It is one thing to talk the talk, but quite another to walk the walk.
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PhotoHunt #155 ~ Hands
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Hands across waters
Hands and feet in harmony
Connecting as one
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Collage by Gemma Wiseman
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Cockatoo Acrobatics


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Cockatoo acrobatics just near my verandah, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Camera Critters #51
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Eccentric feathers
Escape the feeding frenzy
Bread on a high wire
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Camera Critters

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

An interpretation of book art


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sculpture of books near my lounge room window.
They are not real.
Just a fanciful piece of art which suits my spirit always seeking that "something different".
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Sepia Scenes #23
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Delightful feature
Balance of old gilt edged books
Unusual art
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Beyond the Shore


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Boat ramp and small pier area at Sorrento, on Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
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Watery Wednesday #28
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Waters by the pier
Launching ramp to new somewheres
Special horizon
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CFA Sorrento


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Entrance to the Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula branch of the CFA.
The Country Fire Authority has now evolved to become one of the world's largest volunteer based emergency management organisations.
There are currently more than 1,200 CFA brigades servicing the operational areas throughout regional Victoria (except state forests and parks) and outer metropolitan Melbourne.
See the CFA website for more details.
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Selfless volunteers
So many victims of fires
CFA saves lives
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Falling Gold, Falling Stars


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A touch of mellow yellow Autumn peeping over a fence at Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula
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Mellow Yellow Monday #11
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Autumn mellow golds
Like the last glitter of stars
Make a wish for luck
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Monochrome Dimensions


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Feeding a baby magpie on my verandah, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Monochrome Monday meme
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Monochrome moment
Layered dimensions of time
Message in the glass
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Tall Gateway of Blue


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Home at Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula with blue wrought iron gate and blue trim on the home
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Blue Monday meme
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Blue wrought iron gate way
Touches of spiralling tides
Spirit of the sea
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Journeys in Waiting


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view of the many boats moored round Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula
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Sunday Scenery meme
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Boats limping with tides
Magnetic horizon lights
Journeys in waiting
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WHETHER WE LIVE UPSTREAM OR DOWNSTREAM,
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.

Dusky Autumn Flowers


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Unusual flowers in the lovely Sorrento reserve overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
P.S. This flower may be one I have never seen before on the east coast of Australia, but apparently it is called sedum and is quite common in Canada.
In October, it flowers in Finland.
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Today's Flowers #32
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Dusky pink posies
Autumn's last kiss of flowers
Like fading lipstick
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CALENDAR

Tasmania

Tasmania
A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

Tasmania

Tasmania
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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