Gentleness in David's Garden

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Palmina Moore on November 17, 2007

Lovely Photo Ian

Greetings from Australia

Ian Stehbens on November 17, 2007

Hi Pali, I haven't previously seen your work, but I have enjoyed a quick browse, and it's obvious that you are an Aussie, especially with the closeup flora shots. I like your Grevillia "pods and needles" shot, for example. And the shot of your skydive at Barwon Heads was worth posting. I've never done that, but a few other silly things have been as exhiliarating. Keep posting your work. Ian

Gay Lohse on November 18, 2007

Hello Ian, I can almost smell the honeyed perfume as I look at this bloom. Just delightful! Thanks for the pleasure.


Ian Stehbens on November 18, 2007

Your love for all things bright and beautiful is special and you have blessed so many people through your floral creativity over the years. It is a joy to be able to share a few images with you via this forum, that should be actualities. Blessings, Ian

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 23, 2007

Thank you Ian, for this beautiful plant! I have never seen it before.

Greetings, May

Ian Stehbens on November 23, 2007

May, This is one of the Grevillia cultivars. The genus Grevillia is one of Australia's unique flora. Grevillia robusta is my favourite but it grows to a large tall tree higher than pine trees, and is unsuitable for urban gardens. But in farming areas where I grew up, it was a common tree which we all love. It blooms in September-November producing very bright golden flowers. In some areas the purple jacaranda, which blooms in the same period creates a stunning background when growing behind or adjacent to the Grevillea robusta. The G. robusta has a beautiful pattern in its timber and woodworkers love the grain. Greetings, Ian

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 24, 2007

Thank you so much for the information, Ian! It's beautiful!

Greetings, May

Amelia Royan on December 16, 2008

This is another beautiful photo Ian. The title describes it so well. It is such a gentle mix of colours against the backdrop of indigo.

Greetings, Amelia

Peacebuilders Intern… on December 21, 2009

Dear Amelia .. and May,

Thank you Amelia for your appreciation of this flower and image. I was in David's garden again yesterday and once again admired the variety of Grevillea he has growing. Indeed it is nice to be back in home territory after 19 years living and working elsewhere.

It is a joy to send you both my appreciation of your e-friendship and to wish you a very special Christmas, however white it is, and a fulfilling 2010.


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