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  • “All that lies before us and all that lies behind us
    are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Morning has broken. Greeting a tropical dawn through the curtain veil of a Silver Weeping Tea Tree.

I purchased and planted this, when only a tiny pot plant, at the front of our home property, near Innisfail, Far North Queensland, AU. That was some 20+ years ago now. My, how time flies when kept busy! Now appreciating the fruits of my labour. 8 )
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Through Google research, the tree’s official botanical name is ‘LEPTOSPERMUM brachyandrum’ which is a member of the Myrtaceae family. Tea Tree is the accepted common name for plants in this genus.

Camera/Shoot Details
Handheld Pentax K10D 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
1/125sec, @F8, ISO 100, FL.55mm @6.10am.


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My “creative art practice” may be be succinctly summed up in the following fantastic metaphorical quote by Kandinsky:
~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • Lyn Fabian
    Lyn Fabianalmost 2 years ago

    I love this. I have always been fascinated by delicate barriers, webs, veils and what is beyond. The delicate tracery of the branches is particularly pleasing.

  • Thanks for your thoughtful comments Lyn. Yes I am also drawn to those you’ve listed and also the concept of ‘spaces between’, which has been revisiting my psyche for a long while now.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    It’s great to see it survived Yasi! They’re lovely trees, and yes, this tracery of branches in front of the dawn is beautiful!

  • Thanks Mel. I like the term ‘tracery’. The tree def. makes for a great ‘feminine’ contrast to the standard rainforest tree status.
    This survived C.Larry too, which was worse BTW for us as the eye passed directly over us, meaning full force winds/continual pelting rain from both directions and much more damage done. Very fortunate C.Yasi massive winds/rain only tormented us mainly from a westerly direction, we being situated on its north side. Still gives me the shudders thinking about it and all the horrific damage it did further south.
    This tree has a very strong thick trunk now and has survived both well. A nearby ‘very tall’ thick old fibrous trunk palm not so lucky, crashed and fell alongside it but, during Yasi.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    She’s a survivor then, good to hear. :)

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
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  • dgscotland
    dgscotland11 months ago

  • Thanks Derek. Cheers. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Evita
    Evita11 months ago

    Beautiful work!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone ~ FEATURE GALLERY ~ October 2nd, 2013

  • Thanks so much Evita for the recognition and work feature in the Tropical Zone. 8))) XXX

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage11 months ago

    creative concept.
    my best, francis.

  • Thankyou Francis. Cheers 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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