Sunday, July 31, 2011

An Eden Mailbox

An unusual mailbox in Dromana.
It features 2 elephants in the form of a crest.
And the word Eden appears beneath them.
Shadow Shot Sunday #167

Elephant feature
Creating an Eden world
Like protected links

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Curvy Home

An interesting house style in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
The reflections in the top windows seemed to suggest that the home was part of the sky and treetops!

Weekend Reflections #97

Stylish modern home
Blending snugly into trees
Synchronised design

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Wintry Skies at Blairgowrie

These are recent wintry mid morning skies at Blairgowrie beach on the southern end of the peninsula.

Like subtle sleep waves
Like a lingering sadness
Like distant dreamings

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hog's Breath

These boats rested at Blairgowrie Yacht Club on the southern end of the peninsula.
I am always intrigued by some of the quirky names of boats.
Perhaps this particular boat really connected with another yacht club in Queensland, Australia's north eastern state.
Hog's Breath is the name of a cafe chain throughout Australia that has invented the word hogspitality
So the boat name becomes an advertisement for a cafe chain!
One way to create a sign!!

Large spunky lady
Waiting for grand new journeys
Named with attitude

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Blairgowrie Boats

A view of boats anchored outside Blairgowrie Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay.
Blairgowrie is on the southern end of the peninsula.

Watery Wednesday #150

A boating village
Like a pow wow of vessels
Whispering secrets

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Climbing to Arthurs Seat National Park

The walk from the open spaces of Hillview Community Reserve up into Arthurs Seat National Park is quite steep.
But all ages attempt it.
And it's good to stop and turn around around to admire glimpses of Port Phillip Bay.
On the way up, a dam makes a great resting point.

Ruby Tuesday meme

Climbing exercise
Fresh experiences wait
Enjoy the moment

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Soft Yellow Boat

A softly yellow boat moored offshore from Rosebud beach

Mellow Yellow Monday #131

Boat softly lazing
Drifting with the light and tide
Peace in sweet motion

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dolphin Feature

One of the entrances to the Dromana Hub shopping centre carpark!
The dolphins add an interesting feature, especially when the shining sun casts shadows of them!

Shadow Shot Sunday #166

In a dolphin's world
Playground for sea creatures
Always protect them

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hillview Reserve Creek

Part of the creek flowing into the small lake at Hillview Community Reserve, Boundary Road, Dromana.
This is an easily accesible area - great for wandering in Nature's spaces for awhile!

Weekend Reflections #96

Great little detour
Space for skies, grass and water
A dreaming moment

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Radiant Dawn

Recently we have experienced some extraordinary winter dawn skies.

Where the light glows bright
A new day for new spirits
Morning refreshment

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sorrento Athenaeum

In the main street of Sorrento - across the road from the last photo - is the Athenaeum.
Construction of the Sorrento Athenaeum Hall commenced in 1894, and comprised of a limestone building housing a large hall, a stage with a cellar, dressing rooms, two shops and a separate residence above. Sorrento Shopkeeper Mr. D. Macfarlane owned the cinema during this period.
Approximately in 1918 a Bio cabin was erected between the main lobby, the shop and the hall. Films were projected through the central back door of the hallway. In 1919 electricity was introduced and saw the removal of all gas lamps.
Over the years, the complex has been re-developed and still operates every day except Christmas Day.
For more details see Peninsula Cinemas

Athenaeum scene
New movies lounged in old worlds
Mystical journey

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sorrento Quiet in Winter

A winter view of the Sorrento main street.
(Sorrento is on the far end of the peninsula.)
Usually, in summer, this street is alive with shoppers and holidaymakers in their summer colours.
But in winter, it seems just the residents of the peninsula venture here.

A pretty main street
Colours and fashions gather
Lonely in winter

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rosebud Shell

A shell on Rosebud beach - one of many fractured shells washed up after days of heavy rain.

Not a perfect shape
Fractured shell cast on the sands
Still perfect beauty

Monday, July 18, 2011

Point Leo in Winter

On the eastern side of the peninsula is Westernport Bay. And one of the beaches there is this one - Point Leo.
It is winter.
But still the surfers must surf.

Chilly blue waters
Attractive to view afar
Except to surfers

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shuttle Bus

A special Mornington Peninsula shuttle bus may be booked for small groups wishing to see the sights of the peninsula.
It operates out of Red Hill.

Comfort and style tours
Just enjoy the scenery
Special shuttle bus

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Boat Sheds

One of many colourful boat sheds at Dromana beach.

Colour by the sea
Like bright little match boxes
Light on a dull day

Some boat sheds feature images above the doorway.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Winter's White Clouds

Glimpses of Port Phillip Bay from the Dromana Hills on a recent winter's morning

White clouds scurrying
Some invisible hunter
Morning sky palette

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Merricks General Store

Old Merricks General Store has been transformed into Merricks General Wine Store.
Once it was a multi-purpose rural pitstop on the eastern side of the peninsula, but when Balnarring shopping centre evolved just down the road, it fell into disrepair.
Then in 2005, the store was restored as a cellar door and cafe.

Ref: Merricks General Wine Store - Cellar Door and Bistro

Winds of change blowing
Once the hub of daily life
Now a luxury

This is the view from the store of Westernport Bay

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mornington Leader Office

Stylish entrance to the Mornington Peninsula Leader newspaper office in Main Street, Mornington.
A top news item just released yesterday - passengers on the Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry spotted a white whale in Port Phillip Bay.
For the full article click HERE!

Our own news centre
Latest events and highlights
Keep close and in touch

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blue Kite Art

In March each year, Rosebud hosts a kite festival near the beach on Port Phillip Bay.
The kites are most unusual shapes and sizes.
Some fly in the air and others are on long sticks like this one and fly in the breeze.

Blue inspiration
Kite grounded but flies freely
Artwork for the skies

Monday, July 11, 2011

Winter Swimmers of Sorts

I took this photo in July a year ago.
These guys are in the Port Phillip Bay waters at Frankston beach.
They simply stood around in the icy winter waters chatting.
A football team?

Inner resilience
Pretend the body's quite warm
Brave hearts or foolish

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Swamp Hen

A swamp hen enjoys the protection of the Hillview Community Reserve in Boundary Road, Dromana.
This reserve is at the base of Arthurs Seat mountain. At one side it offers a steep walking track up the mountain.
The reserve itself is poular as a picnic area by the water or for letting dogs enjoy exercise in a large space.

Midnight blue and black
A swamp hen's name is so sad
Beauty neglected

Saturday, July 9, 2011


A feature at the popular Boyz for Brekkie, Mornington

Subdued lighting
Classical beauty nearby
Tempting atmosphere

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mountain and Sea

A view of Arthurs Seat mountain from Safety Beach on Port Phillip Bay
SkyWatch Friday #144

Blue earths and blue skies
Magical views from the coast
Scene for all seasons

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