Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rosebud Time

This clock is in the middle "green" area of the Nepean Highway running through Rosebud.
From this perspective it seems to be a part of the nearby tree.

Driving past a clock
Feature welcome to Rosebud
Time grows like a tree

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Galah's Feast

A galah enjoys a winter munch in the leafless liquidamber tree

Challenge winter blues
Indulge in a conker feast
A galah's secret

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rosella Colours

A feature of the Mornington Peninsula are these beautiful, brightly coloured rosellas

NOTE: As per the comment below, these birds may be referred to as rainbow lorikeets - a far more specific, accurate term.
They look almost identical to the Eastern rosella except for the distinctive blue head.
So many people, rightly or wrongly, group them as part of the rosella family.
In fact, just to confuse the issue further, these birds are part of the parrot family!
e.g. Melbourne Places refers to these birds as rosellas at St Kilda

Sprightly rosellas
Coloured flashes on the wing
Chirpy happiness

Monday, June 27, 2011

Garden Feature

One of many fascinating features in the beautiful world of the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat

Elegant figure
Sweet classical fantasy
Remember legends

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Red Hill Caterers

This tiny shop at Red Hill is a delight.
The home-made food to eat in or take away is exquisite.
A regular menu turn-over encourages customers to keep returning.

Tantalising foods
Nourishment for the tastebuds
Boutique caterer

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Red Hill Landscape

A view of the Red Hill countryside...
Red Hill is a village high on Arthurs Seat.
It features farmland, orchards and wineries.

Where the hills roll green
Distant views of the ocean
Wine for the spirit

Friday, June 24, 2011

Old Flinders Shire Office

The Flinders Shire Office located at 359A Nepean Road Dromana, was formally opened on 29 February 1928 and was the administrative centre of the Shire of Flinders for approximately 50 years.
The original council table and chairs are on display in the Historical Museum which at present occupies part of the building.
When the new council chambers were built in Boneo Road, Rosebud, the building remained unused for a time until it was renovated in 1989, and it is now used to house the Historical Museum of the Dromana and District Historical Society Inc., the Nepean Workshop of Arts and Crafts Inc. and the U3A. It is also used by other groups as a meeting place.
Ref: Dromana Markers

Old worlds still breathing
Bringing time frames together
Creative heartland

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mornington Sign

Many signs and symbols, representing Mornington's history, line the Main Street.

Colourful legends
Vibrant interesting past
Signs of Mornington

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mornington Main Street

A view of Main Street, Mornington with the tower of the old Grand Hotel on the right

Grand coastal village
Boutiques mix with shopping malls
Markets on Wednesdays

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wooden Bike

At Pine Ridge Car Museum are a wide range of interesting features.
Can you imagine how many hours of work this bike would take to create in wood!

Fanciful wood bike
Built to size with fine detail
Inspired masterpiece

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pine Ridge Car Museum

Pine Ridge Car Museum at Arthurs Seat has many odd attractions - from cars to bikes, phonographs, sewing machines, models, signs and number plates!
There are even old petrol bowsers and some re-invented model cars like this one!
A fascinating place to wander!

Little old Honda
Quietly enjoys glory
Preserved for all time

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Frankston Foreshore Bridge

Frankston on Port Phillip Bay has an interesting coastal walk.
One of the features is this small bridge over a boat channel.

Only a small bridge
Like a model webbed archway
Plain but beautiful

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rattling Red's Kiosk

At Tyabb Antique Village are many quaint features.
This is an old train carriage converted into a delightful cafe.
There is an outdoor verandah or you can dine inside in the olde worlde atmosphere.
Red carriages used to be known as "red rattlers" - hence the name.

From the age of steam
An aisle broken with small rooms
Travel memories

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dreamy Seascape

Dromana pier and surrounding Port Phillip Bay waters offer so many fascinating moods and colours.
This is early winter's morning.
The beach grader has just tracked and cleared the sands.
The air was still, warm and gentle.

Magical seascape
Like a romantic dream world
A gift of winter

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time by the sea...

Resting on the sea wall overlooking Port Phillip Bay at Anthony's Nose near Dromana

We all need dream time
We all need time for staring
Some time by the sea

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Portsea Pier

View of Portsea pier from the gardens of Portsea Hotel on Port Phillip Bay

Gentle misty greys
Soft view of Port Phillip Bay
A dreaming moment

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry

A view of the Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry from the Portsea Hotel gardens on the southern end of the peninsula

Elegant lady
Sailing the moods of the bay
Beautiful journeys

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mount Eliza Seat

A stylish seat in the shopping precinct of Mount Eliza village on Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula
If you look carefully at the outline on the back of the seat you may see the faint outline of a mermaid resting!

Decorative swirls
Stylish street invitation
Creative artwork

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's Cormorant Time!

Happy seafarers at Rosebud beach, Mornington Peninsula

When people are few
When misty chills sweep cold sands
Cormorants party

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hastings' Pelicans

Hastings is a seaside town on the eastern side of the Mornington Peninsula.
It is well known for the pelicans that wander near the pier, waiting for the return of the fishing boats.

Odd big-beaked sea bird
Like an awkward dinosaur
Like time's heritage

Friday, June 10, 2011

Trainee Sailboats

Trainee sailboats for children at Mornington

Jaunty little sails
Like magic sprightly bath toys
Living a child's dream

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Coastline View

A view of the Port Phillip Bay coastline from Seawinds, the mountaintop gardens and look-out at Arthurs Seat.
This is looking south towards the township of Rosebud.

High view of the coast
Living seems to diminish
Grandeur of Nature

Future Dromana

Facing the Dromana foreshore is this sign of future worlds.

Artificial pearl
Expensive views of Nature
Elegant boxes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Michael Leeworthy's Sculpture

Interesting sculpture on the roof of artist Michael Leeworthy's home at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula

From a child's viewpoint
Grasp natural connections
Nothing is too strange

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