Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The duck population at Hillview Community Reserve wetlands in Dromana is steadily increasing!
Last count = 25!
a smooth mirror
like a highly glossed palette
welcoming some art
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This sign is on the main road through Dromana.
It is really only clearly visible above the shop awnings when viewed from the beach side of the roadway.
Perhaps that may explain the minimal attention to design.
But look again!
Look at the design of the number and the words beneath!
what's in a number
some weird possibilities
in a translation
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
R is for Rye...
(continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)
Rye is another coastal town on Port Phillip Bay.
Of course there are the necessary shops,
and the necessary boat sheds.
But I am going to focus on other features.
At first, the northern view from the beach (in the first photo) looks much like my Dromana world.
But look south, and you see this chunky headland - sloping to the sea like Anthony's Nose ridge near my Dromana beach.
(But no roadway round the water's edge here!)
And at the base of the headland, tucked into the cliff, is this replica lime kiln, remembering early days on the peninsula when lime burning for building construction in Melbourne was a prime industry here.
This is the walkway round the cliff.
This is a portion of the cliff face.
And then there are the wonders of Rye Back Beach on the opposite side of the peninsula on Westernport Bay.
Like a secret coastal world of tiny streams and mountains and valleys.
a world in a beach of sands
a world of wonder
Like a beach wonderland!
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - R is for Rye
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Not often do you see a sculpture based on yellow.
But here is one.
It is at Montalto vineyard at Red Hill - part of the sculpture exhibition scattered through the vineyards.
like a hammock set adrift
rocking with the times
Monday Mellow Yellows
Sunday, May 12, 2013
One of many unusual sculptures scattered through the vineyards at Montalto, Red Hill.
I like the soft single shadow cast by the sculpture in contrast with the gridded line shadows cast by the Autumn vines in the background.
magic in the vines
art set in autumn colours
a feast for the soul
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A floating feature at the Montalto vineyard at Red Hill.
This is part of the unusual sculpture exhibition at the vineyard.
It forms part of a series of sculptures called Red Sea by Carmel Wallace.
Lovely to see this drifting and turning with the winds.
strange kind of sculpture
like viewing something quite plain
as changing beauty
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A sign in Dromana.
I like the use of the yin and yang symbol.
But I wonder about the use of the word mirage? Mixed messages???
a sign of the times
equality in action
or is it really
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Q is for questions...
(Continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)
The Mornington Peninsula is a delightful world for summer holidaymakers.
So many attractions by the sea and so many hinterland points of interests.
But in the wintry months, the residents are still there and enjoying the secret beauties of the peninsula - not to mention the lack of bustling crowds.
However, there are many questions about how the peninsula should be effectively managed.
Residents are carefully watching developers plan resorts here.
The questions are:
1. Can the peninsula support a range of resorts?
2. Do the peninsula holidaymakers want resorts? (Many love camping by the sea!)
3. Do the residents agree with the burgeoning idea of resorts?
Already we have plenty of places like the one in the above photo in Dromana.
There's a newish hot springs resort at Rye on the southern end of the peninsula and there are plans to turn parts of historical Point Nepean (mentioned in last week's post) into a resort area.
And above is what is happening right now in Dromana main street.
The Nepean advertises apartments built above new shops - according to the above sign.
But the Stockdale and Leggo real estate website view is quite different.
So far, the builders have just moved the post office that was here and turned over the dirt.
But that is not the ultimate.
Just a couple of doors down from the previous photo is what may be Pearl Beach Resort!
The photo was taken 26.2.12.
The sign advertises the 3rd real estate to handle the selling.
Notably, the old restaurant on the site is still there and the old home next door + 2 small shops have simply been vacated.
sometimes the questions
just generate more questions
with curly answers
And the above photo was taken 16.12.10
Are the developers and agents themselves asking questions?
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - Q is for questions
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
At the end of April, even though it was a little chilly and a little windy, people still wandered the Montalto Autumn vineyards at Red Hill.
It was the last weekend for viewing many of the 2013 competition sculptures which were scattered through the vineyard.
sculptures in autumn vineyards
art for the spirit
Monday Mellow Yellows