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Numinbah Valley 8: Natural Arch with Crows Nest

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Ian Stehbens on January 18, 2010

My best translation:

This is wonderful Ian! It seems as well to be the private shower for some forest Nymphs long forgotten which no one knows much about. She comes with each new moon to this place, while the silver waters fall as beads she sings - in some unknown language, and yet is heard začara ... well, so it seems. And in whispers, she conveys her secret spell to us.

Very interesting. These photographs surprise us exciting a creative response in thought, poetry, fairy tales. Very nice!

Sincerest Greetings!


Dear Goran,

The New Moon will be here with us again soon! Tomorrow I will return to this place, hoping to see the forest nymph bathing behind her shower curtain falls. I will listen for her singing, and I trust that some gentle person will then hear her whispers, at the time of the next New Moon.

Thank you for your creative thoughts.

Warmest regards from Brisbane to Serbia.


Ian Stehbens on January 20, 2010

I was here again yesterday, Goran. I sadly have to report that there were some young men there yesterday swimming, hoping to see some Naiads. But the Naiads don't come out until the boys have all gone to sleep.

I did see many little bent-wing bats flying around, and hundreds of glow-worms as well, but the nymphs were to shy while the boys were swimming.


*goran on January 20, 2010

Dear Ian,

Hm, I am now totally plunged in thought. First I thought, if nymphs are shy and will not be shown, knowing that they may be there, once everything gets a different color, but these boys have now created a real drama. :) But in fact the fact that they never meet does not diminish the beauty of the game, imagination, hope that they will see each other once...But now I realize that no boys no nymphs ...Is not it just wonderful!

:) *goran

Peacebuilders Intern… on January 22, 2010

Hi Goran,

Boys and nymphs go together! You are perfectly correct, but it must be realised that the nymphs have their boundaries, and rules of play.

I think it will not be till the boys lie down to rest, then drift off to sleep that the nymphs will come out to dance and play and entice them into another world of dreams.

I even dared to look behind the curtain. On another occasion I will show you what I saw when I went behind!

Keep dreams alive! :)


*goran on January 22, 2010

I will wait to see Ian, and until then I will dream with open eyes!

Thank you! *g

Peacebuilders Intern… on January 31, 2010

I looked behind the curtain, Goran and what did I see?


Marin Stanišić on March 9, 2010

Wonderful composition, perfect photo.... Greetings from Croatia, Marin

Ian Stehbens on March 9, 2010

Thank you for the compliments, Marin. It is great to share the beauty of my homeland with you.

Warm greetings,


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