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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Prime Mover...


impressive little boat leaving the Martha Cove boating channel
and heading out to Port Phillip Bay...


Monday, January 21, 2019

last summer...


At this time last year, early summer morning...
the sea was a rich blue at Dromana beach and the day began sunny...


Sunday, January 20, 2019

moody summer morning...


View of Safety Beach and pier looking toward Dromana beach
and Arthurs Seat rising in the background...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

ongoing duck party...


Right on Christmas, these 2 ducks decided to take a wander through our backyard...
I am told that these are Pacific Black Ducks, and are closely related to the mallard...





Then yesterday, 2 Australian Wood Ducks enjoyed wandering round our apple tree...





And we thought that the above sight was surprising enough, back on 18th October, 2018...
Here we see ducks and bubs crossing the road right in front of our driveway...
(No - There is no nearby dam, lake, pond or river...
There are just small wetlands, some walking distance away...)



Friday, January 18, 2019

Buckley's Rest...


Buckley's Rest is a little nook near beach boxes at Safety Beach...
It is a sheltered spot, separated
 from the direct run of beach walkers and bike riders...
And then there is the beautiful view of Port Phillip Bay
William Buckley, an escaped convict from Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, passed through the area in late 1803. He most likely stopped to recuperate and assess the landscape, deciding whether to go inland through the Kangerong basin or up and over Mt Martha.
Buckley finally walked round Port Phillip Bay to Barwon Heads
and lived for 32 years in an aboriginal community.

NOTE: Once again, it was a grey summer's morning this morning when I took the photos...

Ref: 1. The Life and Adventures of William Buckley - John Morgan
2. William Buckley's Escape

 P.S. For now, because of my extensive, demanding life commitments,
my photo subjects are somewhat limited to areas nearby home
and space devoted to photography is controlled by small, available time frames.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

it's the season for the red flowering gum...


The red flowering gum is a popular feature in the summer streetscape...
lining the kerbside or islands of roadways... framing car parks....
This gum is one of several framing the Rosebud Hospital car park...

Today was a very grey day...but still the flowers were beautiful...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Eleanora...


On 2 December 2003, a plaque was unveiled at the Mornington Peninsula Hospital Rosebud, commemorating the generosity of David Cairns
who bequeathed this limestone home 'Eleanora' (above)
and nine acres of land to the Alfred Hospital as a retreat for its nurses.
The Rosebud hospital was built on the site in 1961,
and today the hospital has extended behind this homestead on Point Nepean Road, Rosebud.
The plaque is located at the homestead entrance.





Tuesday, January 15, 2019

a little extra...

Not really scenic, but it is important...
Old Dromana pier has a new 'attachment' 
and has been strengthened with a new lease on life...at least for awhile...
The attachment involves a lower level for fishermen, or even swimmers...



Monday, January 14, 2019

just chatting...


 This early summer morning image of Dromana beach has a little story attached...
The old man had been wandering alone, but chatted easily to anyone here at the beach...
He had just spoken to me and pointed to the large cargo ship offshore...
'More cars...more pollution' was his comment on the cargo...
He then wandered to this little family group and admired the children's attempts
to build a sandcastle...
He seemed to be enjoying a chat with Dad...
I noticed that neither Dad nor the old man had a mobile in sight...
How refreshing...How lovely...



Sunday, January 13, 2019

2019 beach season...


A view of Dromana beach and Anthony's Nose - early this morning before the crowds swarmed in...

Yes...It has been awhile since last I posted here...
Life circumstances have demanded more and more attention...
Sadly, they will continue to demand attention, so posting here will be at best, spotty...


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

flying colours...


the annual Rosebud Kite Festival was on yesterday...
The weather was sunny - at least mostly - and a brisk wind was blowing...
Perfect conditions for kite flying...




It's best to arrive at the event early before the crowds...






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