Floating debris blown into the corner of a water storage on Cubbie Station, Queensland.

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Comments (4)

pic.point on January 13, 2008

Ian, thank you for a chance to see this part of the earth from a bird's eye view, and to learn how precious the water could be.

Greetings, Inessa

Ian Stehbens on January 13, 2008

Dear Inessa, I noticed some exchanges between Alberta and Ireland among other conversations and the contrast between 'dusting off' and 'wiping off the mud' was made. I guess it is a bit like this in this case, too. The Irish have had a history of draining the bogs, whereas the pattern here is to make the biggest bog possible. I appreciate your interest in this set of images and their theme. I haven't told you before except through the photos of Ireland that I posted earlier, how much we loved our time in Ireland. We found so much in common, especially in regard to values and attitudes. I hadn't realized, though the evidence is everywhere, how much our society and culture was shaped by Irish culture. We either owe you a great debt, or we really are bonded.. or both.


pic.point on January 14, 2008

Ian, you guys don't owe anybody. You have made this harsh continent a home with your own hands, and, as your pictures show, the battle is still going on. Thank you for the pictures and comments.


Ian Stehbens on January 15, 2008

And thank you for your grace and generosity, Inessa.


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