Morning Dawns on a Local Farnhouse: Holzapfel's, Imbil Queensland

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Comments (7)

Violet Upton on June 6, 2009

Great picture, Ian. The sky is promising a hot day to come, and the huge tree is a nice place to find some shade. I like the fancy windows. Theolfa

Ian Stehbens on June 6, 2009

Sincere thanks, Theolfa.

With the sun behind me, it seemed that air was crystal clear, with just a gentle glow of gold. But looking in the direction of the sun and thick fog was suspended filtering the light, and wetting every filament of spider, every wire, every blade of grass in the meadows. The large Moreton Bay fig tree (Ficus macrophylla) can shelter the whole dairy herd on a hot day.

We have some friends in the network who are very interested in domestic architecture, so while I was enjoying the fog, this illumination of this farmer's home seemed to invite its portrait, for GE. The coloured panels of glass in the windows were common in Australia from around 1900 to 1940.

This day turned out to be a perfect autumn day.


gezginruh on June 7, 2009

What a giant tree dear Ian! With the lovely farmer's house...I like this form.

Your long visit to my gallery and your wonderful comments make me extremely happy. And its also very good that you are interested in maps. I'm so proud to have a friend like you sharing many issues such as poems, stories, history and the world...

Thank you very much my dearest friend.

Lovely greetings.


Ian Stehbens on June 8, 2009

Hello FüsunK,

Thank you for your friendship and your generosity. It is special to have the opportunity to know you and your art, to learn of your love of poetry, including ancient classics, your enjoyment of travel and culture. Some of your art, poetry and images have been memorable indeed! How can I not connect with you everytime I ever see a pomegranate or a red car, read Shelley, think of Bursa or see purple luggage!

Today as I returned from Bali, I stood beside the luggage carousel at Sydney airport, looking at all the different items of luggage - and not a single item of purple luggage, so when mine arrived, I knew then that you were not on the flight. I left, went straight through customs, and caught a train to East Hills where I was met by my son-in-law in his red car.

And thanks for your comment on this photo. The large tree, a Moreton Bay fig, is a local native species. They can be become giant trees whether in a park or on a farm, or in the rain forests.

, I send warm and sincere greetings from Sydney. Tomorrow I return to Brisbane.


gezginruh on June 8, 2009

You're right dear Ian, the multi-facated ties that has been established between the two so far away ends of the world is really nice and proud. Thank you very much.

See you soon from Brisbane.

My greetings.


Ian Stehbens on June 10, 2009

Dear John6668,

Thanks. The Moreton Bay Fig is one of our local iconic species.


Ian Stehbens on June 10, 2009

Füsun, dear friend, I am back in Brisbane! I certainly have been encouraged and inspired by your creativity! No doubt about it.



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