Friday, September 30, 2016

hanging low...

spring morning skies over Dromana beach...

hanging low
teasing mix of
sunlight and rain

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday

Thursday, September 29, 2016

festival signs...

main scarecrow festival sign at Red Hill village...
I could only photograph the sign from an angle because it was in the carpark
 and I was right next to a car...

eccentric mimics of

This is artist Michael Leeworthy's entry in the scarecrow festival...

Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

mini fountain...

mini fountain in the grounds of Coolart homestead at Somers...

tiny dancing spray
celebrates the energy
of life

Linking to:
Wednesday Waters

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Another entry in the 2016 Scarecrow Festival...
Meet Borris... created by Maureen and Lawrence Marshall...
Big Borris represents the Red Hill Agricultural Society...

I may seem locked
but I am chained to
the good life

Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday Too

Monday, September 26, 2016

King Kanga...

It's Scarecrow Festival season, and this is the Red Hill Scouts entry...King Kanga Kyak Krow...
Such a wonderful sight,
driving along the streets of the Mornington Peninsula hinterland... all these eccentric, colourful characters...

scarecrow play time
community revels in
joys of fantasy

Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows

Sunday, September 25, 2016

spring shadow art...

view of a walkway by Coolart homestead at Somers yesterday...

spring shadow art
creeps cautiously through
waking worlds

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Coolart wetlands today...

Today's view of a nesting area for ibises at Coolart wetlands, Somers
and the first day of real sunshine in weeks...
Compared with previous years at this time,
I felt the nesting island seemed smaller and the ibises fewer...
Perhaps all the rain and cool winds have reduced nesting numbers here...

seasonal nesting
instinctive urge to
nurture new life

Linking to:
Scenic Weekends

Wishing you a wonderful weekend

Friday, September 23, 2016

a pale spring...

spring skies over Churchill Island looking across Westernport Bay...

a pale spring
clouds trudge in
ambivalent warmth

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday

Thursday, September 22, 2016

cannon in a garden...

historic cannon in the garden of the Churchill Island Heritage Farm...
The cannon is believed to have been given to Samuel Amess
by his friend and neighbour from nearby Cape Woolamai - Captain John Cleeland.
Perhaps it was his [Cleeland's] sea going experience which led him to extend hospitality to Lt. James Waddell of the Confederate raider the Shenandoah when she visited Melbourne in 1865. The vessel had sailed 44,000 miles in an epic raiding voyage during which she touched port only twice. Obviously impressed by the warm welcome afforded by Cleeland, Lt Waddell responded by leaving a cannon and some cannon balls. Today the cannon can be seen in front of the Churchill Island homestead.
- more on the Cleeland family HERE...

archived curiosity
sea connections

Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

little red boat...

a view of the boat harbour at Hastings...

little red boat
raised above
corroding salts

Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday Too

Monday, September 19, 2016

Will Power...

in the midst of all our grey, rainy spring days,
I found this bright pool of yellow in the Balnarring shopping centre carpark...
The name made me smile...

yellow trailer
treks around a constant smile
of sunshine

Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows

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