Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tyabb Packing House

Arty glass panel on the door of the Tyabb Packing House at the Tyabb Antique Centre.
There is an amazing 2 acres of old wares and antiques here.

Like a glass painting
Like a frosted fantasy
Creative door sign

Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rosella on the Wing

Rosella on the wing

A flash of colour
A dash of zany brightness
Rosella delight

Linking to:
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Red Rattler Shadows

An unusual dining experience at the Rattling Red Cafe, Tyabb Art and Craft Village.
A vintage train carriage - once known as a "red rattler" has been converted.

Umbrella shadows
Fringed with the shadows of chairs
Red rattler whimsy

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Like a sacred corner...

Items for sale at the Tyabb Art and Craft Centre

A sacred corner
A feeling of quiet thought
Gentle happiness

Linking to:
  Weekend in Black and White


Friday, July 27, 2012

Unsettled Light

Dromana winter morning sunrise

Like unsettled seas
Streaked with restless Wand'ring flames
Like uncertain souls

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Missing in Action

Not often do you find a sign for something that is "not there".
This sign explains why plants, usually in a garden bed at Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, are missing.

Missing in action
Some plants need a burning
Like Nature's phoenix

Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Barking Owl

Barking owl - which makes a dog sound of woof - at the Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale.
Only 50 pairs of this owl are left in Victoria.
More details of this bird HERE!
Many endangered species feature at this sanctuary.

Unusual owl
Creates a disturbing call
A small dog's sharp woof

Linking to:
Wild Bird Wednesday

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Guys and Boats

Men and their boats at Stony Point, Mornington Peninsula, Westernport Bay

Talking boats and sea
Two guys struck by adventure
Spinning tales and dreams

Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bush Stone-Curlew

Bush stone-curlew - fairly common in northern Australia but endangered in Victoria and New South Wales
+ rare in South Australia .
This one was photographed at Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale.
A number of endangered species are here.

Cute bush stone-curlew
Like exquisite mottled art
Like a small plover

Linking to:
Bird D'Pot

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

Southern hairy-nosed wombat at the Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale - on the far northern border of the Mornington Peninsula.
Some populations of this wombat are in South Australia and a few pockets exist in New South Wales.
None are known in Victoria.

A prominent face
A chunky kind of wombat
A bush bulldozer

Linking to:
Camera Critters

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Sculpture of a dolphin at Tooradin, south of Melbourne.
This sculpture was originally used as part of an aquatic display for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

More than just a fish
Icon of a special time
Art of memories

Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White


Friday, July 20, 2012

New Cloud Dance?

View from Trig Point Lookout at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens on the northern border of the Mornington Peninsula

On some clear mornings
The hills are alive with blues
And clouds dance strangely

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Slow Down for Special Beings

A recent visit to Cranbourne Botanical Gardens revealed this sign by the roadside leading to the carpark.
Particular snakes include the copperhead and tiger snakes.
The entrance road has lots of tight scrub either side.

A little further along was this sign.
The bandicoot is mainly a nocturnal animal.
The rabbit-eared bandicoot is known as a bilby.

Australian worlds
Wonder of special beings
Respect their wild space

And last of all was this one.

Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red Garden at Cranbourne

Our Winter days have been riddled with rain, but at the first sign of sun, in spite of icy winds, I was out.
That was yesterday.
I have not visited the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens for more than a year.
(They are officially known as the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.)
It was time to return.
The gardens are a showcase of features in the Australian environment.
(And still evolving! The gardens only opened to the public in 1989!)
Near the entrance is this view of the Red Sands Garden, representing views of Central Australia.

World of a garden
The spirit of life is here
Inhale the wonder

Here is another view.

The above two photos show perspectives the ephemeral lakes sculpture in the Red Sands Garden.
The gardens aim to capture the spirit of all that is Australia.

Linking to:
Nature Notes

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Daisy's in Red

Daisy's on the Bay has views of Sorrento Front Beach on Port Phillip Bay.
(To the right of this photo is a long outdoor verandah, but the red feature is just on this side!)
It is just near the turn in to the main Sorrento shopping strip.
Many reviews suggest that this is a great coffee hangout!
(Note to self - Check this out!)

A tempting daisy
Like a waiting ruby gem
Stirring the taste buds

Linking to: Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stony Point Pier

Stony Point pier overlooking Westernport Bay

Muddied, stone pocked sands
Best to observe from a afar
But birds feel beauty

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Garden feature at the Enchanted Maze Garden, Arthurs Seat
Ken Blum was an Artist in Residence for some time at the Enchanted Maze Garden.
He carved his sculptures of the indigenous people using chainsaws and chisels.

An old face at peace
Being part of the landscape
Steady gazing eyes

Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White


Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beast Creations

Beast Creations may be a little small, but a feast for the senses awaits.
Right near the entrance from the Nepean Highway to Sorrento's main street on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula, it features the finest Australian glass, jewellery and paintings.
In particular, Mojo Creations work is available here.
(Also available in Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Dubai.)
Mojo Creations is Jo Wooler.
She designs unique marine sculptures.
In 2009, her "Lion Fish" design was accepted into the National Maritime Museum, Paris, France.
Hers was the only foreign art accepted into the prestigious bi-annual maritime exhibition.

When art becomes wild
Senses face the inner beast
Rollercoaster thrill

Linking to:
Signs, Signs

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Just Dreaming

Dreaming on the rocky coastline round London Bridge Ocean Beach, Portsea

Where waves are rolling
Wherever the sea is wide
I dream on the rocks

Linking to:
Water World Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I need to see some summer!!!

This photo was taken last January at Frankston beach.

Bare feet and sun hat
Just a little beach cricket
Just a little fun

Linking to:
Ruby Tuesday 2

Monday, July 9, 2012

Boat Sheds in Winter's Light

Boat sheds by Dromana beach

Colourful boat sheds
In yellows of summer sands
Whisper through winter

Linking to:
  Mellow Yellow Monday

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