Morning Gilds the Bamboo

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Comments (16)

Ian Stehbens on August 24, 2010

Just the joy of a morning walk! Simple pleasures.

Maja Weidemueller on August 27, 2010

Simple?? Sometimes we use to call things simple, just because we have no doubts that they are GOOD.... enjoy your morning walk my dear Ian!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maja ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

juan jose romero on August 28, 2010

Ohhhh!!! That bamboo grows much stronger and healthy than mine!!! Maja is right: a pleasure far from simple!! Beautiful, Ian.

Ian Stehbens on August 31, 2010

Exactly dearest Maja! Simple but not simplistic! The walk had a spring in every step! ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ LG


Ian Stehbens on August 31, 2010

Thanks JJ! All you have to do is turn your winter into summer and let the rain in Spain fall mainly on your coastal plain! And I received your response as a compliment on the composition, too. You are turning me into an artist -- very slowly.

Warm regards,


juan jose romero on August 31, 2010


Maja Weidemueller on September 12, 2010

All you have to do is carry summer in your heart and llok upon the smallest bamboo as if it was the only one on earth - You'll see how you love them JJ ~ and spring as weel as the springs will sty in side you qnd with you forever dear Ian :)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maja ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

juan jose romero on September 12, 2010

Thanks Maja :)) From now on will look at my bamboo with new, warmer eyes!

Maja Weidemueller on September 13, 2010

In most cases, reality is not the problem dear JJ - only our expectations....

Un cordial saludo ~ Maja

juan jose romero on September 13, 2010

In this particular case, Maja, there's no doubt that our friend Ian's bamboo is by far stronger and healthier than mine :))) Muchas gracias y un abrazo, JJ

Ian Stehbens on September 19, 2010

Thank you for your compliment, Marian.


Ian Stehbens on September 19, 2010

Precious friends, Maja and Juan José,

There certainly is no doubt about the vigour of Indonesian bamboo - there is enough growth even overnight such that a visiting panda would get excited. And the artist in me that you both oft encourage is learning to appreciate the play of morning or evening light in a landscape.

I am not as advanced as you JJ, for you artistically use even limited light to create special images, as in your recent uploads, for example.

So I am sure that the small bamboo that you nurture and love can join your palmeras in Panoramio gallery. That would please, Maja... and me too.


juan jose romero on September 19, 2010

Oh, that's why Pandas don't grow here in Southern Spain!!! Hahaha, thank you so much, dear Ian. Und danke schön. liebe Maja. All the best for you both, JJ

Ian Stehbens on September 20, 2010

O they exist in southern Spain, JJ, but they don't grow very much. Some call them Panu rather than Panda! And they have been known to try to help the bamboo grow faster by momentarily irrigating and fertilising them!

All the best to you, my special brother and artistic teacher.

Ian (in Tonga again)

juan jose romero on September 20, 2010

Dear Ian, I will always keep close to my heart (inside my heart) your very beautiful, tender, lovely, warm words! My little Panda, my very beloved son Panú tried hard to help bamboo growing healthy and beautiful. (Honestly, we both did it together every evening before going to sleep:) Ian, my dear friend, I will copy and save your comment, sooooo touching:) Panú and I send you a big, affectionate hug. JJ

Ian Stehbens on September 20, 2010

A big hug - and a good night greeting from midnight in Tonga! And a new day has begun, but the golden sunlight is yet some hours away, I hope.


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