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, May 31, 2011

Martha Cove View


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view of Martha Cove marina, Mornington Peninsula
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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A fleet of boats
Like white wings waiting for flight
And one red rebel
~


Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, May 30, 2011

Intimate Space


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A seagull wandering a wintry Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula
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The Creative Exchange meme
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Like a dreaming space
Like a small world within worlds
Like waves of heart beats
~


The Creative Exchange is hosted by Lisa Gordon

Nomadic Rose


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A stray rose blooming in late Autumn in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Macro Monday meme
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Today's Flowers #145
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Gentle folds of white
Like a lost water lily
Exquisite lone rose
~


Hosted by Lisa @ Lisa's Chaos


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

Birds in My World


Collage by Gemma Wiseman
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Mosaic Monday meme
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Songs of the feathers
Choir of dubious angels
Harmonic discord
~


Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary @ Little Red House

Boost Your Day!


Succinctly Yours ~ Week 10 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: glisten (not used)
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Your day looks greyed, dull and cold Gran!
You've missed the bus and the rain's increasing.
Hop on my bike and I'll give your life a kick!
(140 characters)
~


Succinctly Yours is hosted by Grandma's Goulash

Empty Swing


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A lonely looking swing
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Mellow Yellow Monday #122
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Shadowed lonely swing
Like an empty kind of joy
Waiting for a child
~

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Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Some Yawn!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Pet Pride meme
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Look invincible
Let a yawn look like a roar
Wise gems from Shadow
~


Hosted by Bozo and magiceye @ Pets Forever

Warrior Beauty


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ One of my shadowy ornaments
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Shadow Shot Sunday #158
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Classical archer
Silvered breath from the shadows
Mystical beauty
~


Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Looking Down


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A kookaburra looks down from our aerial
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PhotoHunt #267 ~ Looking Down
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Always be alert
It's time to look down for food
Laughter is quiet
~


Hosted by tnchick

Autumn Waters


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A duck in a small pond at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #88
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Seawinds in Autumn
Melting palette of colours
Loving water dreams
~


Hosted by James (Pennsylvania, US) at Newtown Area Photo

Friday, May 27, 2011

Autumn Sunset


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Autumn sunset skies in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
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Sky Watch Friday #138
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Last lights of the day
Like Autumn fires in the sky
Like inner embers
~


Hosted by Klaus Sandy Wren Fishing Guy Sylvia

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fudge


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A sign at Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula.
I found this quite an odd sign.
The first letter looks more like T than an F for fudge.
The last letter is completely obscured
And the business is in the middle of an industrial area - furniture, computers, heavy machinery.
I can only presume it is a wholesaler supplying retail outlets.
Each time I have been in the area, I have never seen anyone enter or leave.
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Signs, Signs meme
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Perhaps a fudged sign
A symbol of sweet secrets
Silent temptation

~


Signs, Signs is hosted by Lesley

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sleepy Yarra River


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A view of the Yarra River, Melbourne on a grey Autumn day
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Watery Wednesday #141
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Winding quiet greys
Summer colours are sleeping
Winter spaces nigh
~


Hosted by 2sweetnsaxy aka T. Bruce

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Old Questions


Banquet Scene with a Lute Player by Nicolas Tournier, 1625
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Magpie Tales #67 ~ Willow's Picture Prompt
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One Shot Wednesday #47
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The Poetry Pantry #51
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I know that this is no "happy families" get together
These are your close friends
Bound by time
I am just your
Incidental trophy

Our lute player tinkles Ariel's song
But he plays to closed souls...

Just this once
PLEASE let me join your thoughts...

I am sure you are rattled by
Galileo's increasing
Assertive claims that
Our Earth
Is not the centre of the universe

But the point is
Do you dismiss his claims
In line with our Catholic teachings
Or do you and your friends
Wonder
Could it be

I see you peering at the trembling shaft of moonlight
And one friend follows your gaze

Are you seeking answers
Do you fear what the answer may be

And I am slowly realising that
If the Earth is not the centre of the universe
Then
Neither
Are we
~

NOTE: Galileo Galilei(1564-1642) was an Italian scientist and astronomer who supported Copernicus' heliocentric view, which placed the Sun at the centre of the universe. Philosophers and clerics denounced Galileo to the Roman Inquisition early in 1615.
In February 1616, although he had been cleared of any offence, the Catholic Church nevertheless condemned heliocentrism as "false and contrary to Scripture".
The date on the prompt image seems to fit in with these events.
~


Hosted by Willow


One Shot Wednesday @ One Stop Poetry – For Poets, Writers & Artists


The Poetry Pantry is hosted by Poets United

Taking a View


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Viewing Westernport Bay from Flinders, Mornington Peninsula
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Breathing in a view
Chilled air but the moment's warm
Sweet experience
~


Hosted by maryt/the teach @ Work of the Poet

Monday, May 23, 2011

Let's Play!


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A little rock climbing by the beach at the Rosebud Kite Festival, Mornington Peninsula
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Monday Feature prompt ~ Let's Play
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Almost rock climbing
Playing at mountaineering
Games by the seaside
~


Monday Feature (Mandagstema) is hosted by Petunia

A Rocking Horse


Illustration by: Maj Lindman 1933
Monday's Child #47 ~ Picture Prompt
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Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Sail us away
The time has come
To close our day

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Fly us to dreams
The stars and moon
Are smiling it seems

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Hold us tight
Keep us warm in
The darkness of night

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Don't let them cry
When our Queen Mum
Waves us goodbye

At least you and I know
When midnights flow
It's time to go back
To the palace below
And Mum will be there
With her love and care
And we will all wake
With a new day to share

So rocking horse
Rocking horse
Drift us to sleep
And bring us some angels
Our souls to keep
~


Monday's Child - (an illustration from a children's book is the writing prompt) - is hosted by bkmackenzie

Autumn Fest


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Colour in my Autumn world
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Mosaic Monday meme
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Like puppets on strings
Warm tones of a cold season
Like glowing embers
~


Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary @ Little Red House

Slime


Succinctly Yours ~ Week 9
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: kink
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You think you lock me in a sweet romance of flowers.
But the kink in your pantomime spell is your stale breath
syruped with slimey words.
(140 characters)
~


Succinctly Yours is hosted by Grandma's Goulash


Small World


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A yellow curb in a Dromana carpark highlights the seagulls wandering round the rain puddles.
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Mellow Yellow Monday #121
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A local car park
Micro cosmos of Nature
Gem in the jungle
~

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Hosted by Drowsey Monkey

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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