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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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Choices


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A sign in my Mornington Peninsula world representing some of its features!
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Signs, Signs meme
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A sign for time out
Galleries and wineries
Leisure and pleasure
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Signs, Signs is hosted by Lesley

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well of Wealth


Pic by Gemma wiseman ~ A decorative old well in a quiet corner of the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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3WW #CCXXXIV ~ loud + persuasive + riches
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Kindness and loving
Persuasive communal wealth
Well of loud riches
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Hosted by Thom @ Three Word Wednesday

Swamp Hens


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Swamp hens drifting round the fringe of the wetlands in Boundary Road Reserve, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
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World Bird Wednesday #XIX
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Shiny blue and black
Chunky red beaked wanderers
Beauty in wetlands
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World Bird Wednesday is hosted by Springman

This Is A Kite?


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Kites are evolving into strange shapes. This is one at the recent Kite Festival, Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula
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ABC Wednesday Challenge Round 8 ~ K is for Kite
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Kite revolution
New fantasies on a string
Puppets on the wind

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ABC Wednesday Challenge Round 8 is hosted by Mrs Nesbitt

Ornamental Blues


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Blue ornaments that have travelled many journeys with me.
The blue windmill is part of a set of ornamental salt and pepper shakers.
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Midweek Blues meme
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Whimsical features
A touch of romantic dream
Ornamental blues
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Hosted by Rebecca Haegele @ The Dusty Cellar

Swimming Challenge


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Competitive swimming is always fun to watch!
Love all the textures and patterns in the water as the swimmers slice through the blue!
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Watery Wednesday #133~

Challenging swimming
Still water energises
Exciting moments
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Hosted by 2sweetnsaxy aka T. Bruce

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

House Sport Ruby


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Swimming carnivals provide the opportunity to wear some very strange, fun outfits representing house colours!
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Ruby means Leaver
Glowing cheer at carnivals
Pride in a sport house
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Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, March 28, 2011

I Spy


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A macro of a kookaburra on my veranda in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Digital Fun Challenge #22 ~ Eye
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A cute eye watching
Just a little feathered friend
Waiting and trusting
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Hosted by BLOGitse

The Dog Was Having a Grand Time

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A little one watching me on my walk round Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula
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Today's Prompt ~ First and Last
Today we will use the line...
THE DOG WAS HAVING A GRAND TIME
The rules are you must use this as your first AND last line in your write, with no changes...


The dog was having a grand time
Romping and dashing around
Scattering piles of Autumn leaves
(We had just raked into mounds)

 Diving into the swimming pool
Now the beach ball has a new hole
Scrambling out to chase the cat
And piddle on the WET PAINT pole

And the clothes line gets attention
Such a tempting long long sheet
A skip and a jump
And a little bite
And a spin round the world is so neat

 But hey! Is that Mum and Dad shouting!
Stop! Drop!
What a great rhyme!
They love my wonderful talents


The dog was having a grand time
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Today's Prompt is hosted by DL Dodge

Shining Gold


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A flower from last August 2010, just before the opening of Spring in Australia.
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Mellow Yellow Monday #113
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Today's Flowers #137
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In a garden patch
Like a shining pot of gold
Mellow bright treasure
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Hosted by Drowsey Monkey


Hosted by TODAY'S FLOWERS TEAM
LUIZ SANTILLI JR. DENISE IN VIRGINIA LAERTE PUPO SANDY CARLSON

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yawn!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Is this Shadow's opinion on being photographed or a coincidental yawn?
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Pet Pride meme
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It's all a big yawn
Photoshoots are not much fun
Wise gems from Shadow

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Hosted by Bozo and magiceye @ Pets Forever

Lonely Super Moon


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A super moon in a starless sky over Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Haiku Heights #36 ~ Hush
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One Single Impression #161 ~ Hollow
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Lonely moon aura
Hollow hush in starless skies
Like a still in time
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Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo


Hosted by Andrée and SandyCarlson

Butterfly Cinquain on Kites


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Unusual, grounded kite at the Kite Festival 2011, Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula
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Dodge Writes ~ Today's Prompt ~ Butterfly Cinquain
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Grounded
Fanciful wings
Limping on wind-strummed threads
Connected mirrors of blue dreams
New kites
Like a watercolour jarlsburg
Flighty cameo space
Like fresh lanterns
Dali
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Today's Prompt is hosted by JL Dodge

Silky Blues


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view across Port Phillip Bay from the Mornington Peninsula.
Rosebud pier is in the foreground.
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Scenic Sunday #140
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Like a lake of dreams
Waiting for bright blue journeys
Silk invitation

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Scenic Sunday
Hosted by Aisha (Eugene, OR, US) of The Holleys and The Holley Herald

Whispers


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Whispers of flowers and sunlight and shadows still linger in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Shadow Shot Sunday #149
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Whispers and secrets
Like returning to cocoons
Autumn symphonies
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Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New York Rhythms


Friday Poetically @ One Stop Poetry ~ Picture Prompt of New York
I will be on my way to New York to represent you, our poets and readers, at the Shorty Awards. ~ Brian Miller
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Large micro living
Crystal buzzing with spirit
New York vibrancy
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Friday Poetically is hosted by Brian Miller @ One Stop Poetry

Tortured Subway Souls


Wordle by Gemma Wiseman
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Dodge Writes ~ Today's Prompt ~ Use These Words
BETWEEN, YOUNG, TORTURED, ENLIGHTENMENT, JINGLE, PRESTIGIOUS, SILVERTONGUED, GLITTER, SUBWAY, MERGE
The rules are you must use at least 8 of the 10 words, as they are given, with no changes. You may do prose or any form of poetry.
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Between heat and cold
Bold and banal questions merge
Is there a way out

Silvertongued glitter
Tortured subway souls jingle
Young enlightenment
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Today's Prompt is hosted by JL Dodge

Nature's Banquet


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ First view at the entrance to the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Six Word Saturday
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Nature's rich banquet nourishes dry souls.
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Six Word Saturday is hosted by Cate

More Than a Pine Tree!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A pine tree at the Enchanted Maze, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula has a happy face!
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Weekend in Black and White meme
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Secret happy face
Always smiles in all weathers
A source of sunshine
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Hosted by Dragonstar

Woven Reflection


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A reflection of a wall feature in the front window of a home in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #79
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Like woven brickwork
Like a textured tapestry
A curtained secret
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Hosted by James (Pennsylvania, US) at Newtown Area Photo

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A place of beauty in the Western Tiers

Tasmania

Tasmania
View near Blackwood Park Cottages, Mole Creek

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New Landscapes
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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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