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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It may be bleak...


It may be cold and barely sunny, but still people like to walk their dogs along the beach.
This photo was taken at Mornington.


it may be bleak
but still people and dogs
love the beach


Linking to:
Water World Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Yesterday's Post


Near Main Street Mornington is the cute figurine.


posting 
personal connections
since yesterdays




Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday Too

Monday, July 29, 2013

Royal Hotel


The Royal Hotel at Mornington overlooks Port Phillip Bay.
It opened in 1857.


a grand old lady
from cobb and co days
to fresh elegance




Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shadows on Main Street


Shadows at play on a winter's morning in Main Street, Mornington
for Song-Ography prompt - Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison


morning shadows
sprightly and shining
though it's cold


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Song-Ography


Saturday, July 27, 2013

my week...


Scenic view from the top of Arthurs Seat of the coastline round Port Phillip Bay
early on a misty morning.


my week pales in the mist


Linking to:
Six Word Saturday
Scenic Weekends
SOOC Sunday

Friday, July 26, 2013

tall brave masts...


Winter morning view of Schnapper Point


tall brave masts
weary pier fractured by time
chilled rippling blues


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk


 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Save Arthurs Seat


There's quite an uproar in my world at the moment about a proposal for a tip at Arthurs Seat
- the mountain just about my Dromana world.
Currently, it is a lake area in the old Pioneer Quarry on the Arthurs Seat escarpment.
Arthurs Seat in this area is a national park, a fire risk area.
Why would it be a good idea to create a tip in such an area?
So many in the community disagree with the proposal.
Streets are lined with Save Arthurs Seat signs and cars have signs like the one in the photo above.
More details of the crisis HERE and HERE.

a lovely lake
desired by selective minds
for death row




Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Light Winter Rain on Water


Light winter rain on waters at Point Leo on Westernport Bay


lacing the sands
fans of white bubbles
sliding home


Linking to:
Water World Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wintry Main Street Mornington


Mornington Main Street on a wintry but sunny morning.


sunny chills
colours of the street
on the move


Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mechanics Institute Mornington


This building in Main Street, Mornington was originally the Mechanics Institute - opened in 1885.
It included a free library + large entertainment hall seating up to 300 people.
Since 1940 it has been used as council offices.
More details on this building and others in Main Street HERE.


shadow mural
etching shapes of today
on yesterdays



And on the "roof" of the doorway, an old philosopher's face quietly "watches"?
- for Song-Ography - James Taylor's Up On the Roof.


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Song-Ography


Friday, July 19, 2013

Bright Winter Morning


Bright winter morning skies at Schnapper Point, Mornington


blue bay waters
swaying to the tune of
winter sunlight


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk


 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Turf Maze


Follow the tightly winding turf maze slowly and there is a real sense of peace and meditation.
Race the maze, and there is quite a giddy feeling - so my son tells me.
This sign is at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat.


unicusal
one life path to follow
at a time


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The dog knows...


Wandering wintry Dromana beach with the dog is quite a common feature in my peninsula world.


sea worlds
riddled with winter beauty
stir the cold soul


Linking to:
Water World Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

All Tucked In


Duck settling down for a sleep at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat


folded feathers
snug kind of feeling
for sleeping


Linking to:
Macro Monday 2

 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Autumn Lingers


Some yellows of Autumn still linger in the peninsula world, even though it is Winter.
This is a view of the little pond at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat reflecting the lovely yellows nearby.


autumn lingers
like a lady clinging to
a lover's warmth


Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stony Point Station Shadows


Stony Point station, right by Westernport Bay, framed in winter shadows.
This station is the end of the railway on this side of the Mornington Peninsula.
There is no railway on my Port Phillip Bay side of the peninsula.
For Song-Ography prompt - Simon and Garfunkel -  Homeward Bound

-Traveling Wilburys - End of the Line


end of the line
no shouting or whistles
just shadows


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Song-Ography


Friday, July 12, 2013

feathery white clouds...


London Bridge Ocean Beach, Westernport Bay on a sunny winter's day.


feathery white clouds
silky rush of white foam
texture the blues


Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday
Himmelsk


 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome to Main Ridge


A typical sign to be found dotted around my Mornington Peninsula.
This one represents beautiful countryside just behind Arthurs Seat.
Poplar Bend and Ryland River wineries are here.
This is also dairy farmland.


hinterland
like scenic secrets
tucked away


Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Z is for zany...


Z is for zany...
(Closing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)

You don't have to go far to find examples of zany characters on my Mornington Peninsula.
Above are busking jazz players at the 2013 Rosebud Kite Festival.
And their sound was brilliant!


A stilt walker and "elephant" friend at the same festival.


Characters at the Hastings 2013 Westernport Festival.


Dancing in the street at the 2013 Hastings Westernport Festival.


And not all zany characters are of the human variety.
Here is one of many zany pelicans adorning the foreshore of Westernport Bay at Hastings.

zany to some
but living your soul
brings joy


Finally, there are the zany characters that appear annually for the hinterland Scarecrow Festival each October.


Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - Z is for zany

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