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Friday, January 20, 2017

summer blue skies...


summer skies over boats moored at Martha Cove marina...


marina channels
boats harbour memories
and dreams


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday


Thursday, January 19, 2017

sky lift details...


yes... 2 days ago I rode in a gondola on the Arthurs Seat Eagle sky lift...
I am still excited about the experience...
(And feeling very brave, as I fear heights...)
The above sign details features of the sky lift...


The sign was on the pylon, tucked just behind the gondola on the left...

confront the fear
and feel the beauty of
scenic rewards

and here is a view of Port Phillip Bay from our gondola...
More views are HERE...


Linking to:
Signs, Signs



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

o that view...


here is the view from our Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola...
This is the Mornington Peninsula coastline fringing Port Phillip Bay...
Dromana is immediately below...
Safety Beach is in the land curve...
Mount Martha and Mount Eliza peninsulas are in the background...


far horizons
inspire 
humble souls





Linking to:
Wednesday Waters



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eagle heights...


I'm feeling rather proud of myself...
This morning, I faced my fear of heights and rode, in a gondola,
on the new Arthurs Seat Eagle sky lift...
This is a view of one of the first towers at the Arthurs Seat summit...
On top is a windsock with a touch of red...

where eagles fly
quilted beauty 
unfolds




Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday Too




Monday, January 16, 2017

cooling time...


crowd beginning to gather on Dromana beach...
Young ones wearing yellow safety gear are just visible on the left...


cooling time
means connecting with
the water souls



Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows



Sunday, January 15, 2017

doors open...


view, from just inside the new gift shop, of outdoor plants for sale at Heronswood, Dromana...


a gentle place
where nature's nurtured
tenderly


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2



Saturday, January 14, 2017

scenic historic Heronswood...


Heronswood is a grand old lady overlooking Dromana...
This is a view of the outdoor dining courtyard...
(The old building is now being used as a restaurant
since the separate restaurant was engulfed in flames from a grass fire in 2014.)

The first law professor at Melbourne University, William Hearn, employed Edward Latrobe Bateman to design Heronswood house in 1866. The property's name was probably derived from Hearn's family motto, the heron seeks the height, or his family crest, on a mount vert, a heron. Or it could be a contraction of 'Hearn's wood'. The architectural style of the house, which was completed in 1871, is Gothic Revival. It is made from coursed, squared granite blocks quarried at Arthur's Seat. The windows, doors and corners are dressed with limestone from the southern end of the peninsula. It features many medieval-inspired elements such as the bell-cast roofs covered in Welsh slate, pointed lancet windows, and buttressing on the front porch.
- source HERE 


fires and rains
and weathering time
polish her spirit


More detail of Heronswood is HERE 


Linking to:
Scenic Weekends


Wishing you a wonderful weekend
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Friday, January 13, 2017

scudding puffs...


 morning skies over the Dromana Hills...


scudding puffs
of rolling fluff
clouds on a mission


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Eagle...


Eagle is the new chairlift attraction at Arthurs Seat,
replacing the old Arthurs Seat Chairlift...
This is the sign above the restaurant at the lower end of the chairlift...
(My posting is later than usual because I was waiting for sunlight in the right position
- late this afternoon)

soaring
beyond the trees
scenically





Linking to:
Signs, Signs



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

reflecting...


birds by the feature pool at Heronswood, Dromana...


taking some moments
where thoughts drift serenely
on gentle winds


Linking to:
Wednesday Waters



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

umbrella/tents?...


a pair of bright red umbrella/tents at Dromana beach...


beach gear shelter
multiple purpose style and
light luggage


Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday Too




Monday, January 9, 2017

arc of sun...


tent at Dromana beach...


arc of sun
pegged to sandy summer shores
hemisphere of shadow


Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows



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