Saturday, September 22, 2007

Flower Power

Just My Way Of Saying Thank You

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This bearded blossom is a native protea, and since I cannot possibly send real flowers to everyone who welcomed me so warmly to the Photo Hunt quest, this virtual tribute will have to suffice for the time being. As the new "kid" on the block for the popular Photo Hunt, I was expecting a few other participants to visit and say "G'day, Aussie" - but I have been completely overwhelmed.

Just minutes after posting the photograph The Crepes of Wrath, I was flooded with generous comments. It was a most memorable welcome and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. As I always do, I will reply to each comment individually. I'll also return every single visit (as I always do) but it might take me a few days as I juggle a deadline for my second novel, 'Muskoka Maharani'. My thanks to all of you.

To participate in the Photo Hunt, go to Home of the Photo Hunt.

26 comments:

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Well that is very kind of you. What is your new novel about? Can we get it in the USA? Have a wonderful weekend, and we are looking forward to your photo entry for this week.

Jane said...

Ooh could I ask you a favor? My class is studying city wildlife. Could you comment on my blog about wildlife in your city? Thanks!

http://mycrayonbox.blogspot.com/2007/09/city-wildlife-can-you-help-us-with-our.html

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Well, I did not participate. With classes I have been a tad busy, however I thought I would drop by and see what you were writing about. Very Nice photograph and nice to see you again.

david mcmahon said...

G'day kissedalotatoads,

I love the title of your blog. That's brilliant.

My new novel is a love story that starts out in a little railway colony in India and progresses through to wartime Britain and then moves to the present time with a coupla surprises.

I would be delighted if a US publisher picks it up - and believe me, you'll be the first to know.

My first novel, Vegemite Vindaloo, is available from a few places.

Thanks for being in touch and have a great weekend.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

G'day Jane,

Certainly, I'd be glad to help. Will do so this weekend.

Thanks for being in touch.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi inside our hands, outside our hearts,

Great to be able to welcome you back here again.

I thought you might have been busy, but it's always great to hear from an old friend.

Glad you liked the photograph. Do keep in touch.

Cheers

David

jmb said...

I love proteas! I noticed your new comment at tnchicks so had to come see your floral tribute.
As well as being a writer you are an excellent photographer.
regards
jmb

Cuckoo said...

Excellent picture with touching words.

Cheers!

eric1313 said...

Now, I will wish you luck on the novel! That's always the holy grail for us writers. And this photo was also outstanding. What an interesting blossom.

Lin said...

David, the response wouldn't surprise me in the least - you create stupendous photo images. I have no doubt that your new novel will be every bit as sumptuous and lively as your photo images.

David said...

Great photo! I really like these macro photos, and it's great to see that you got such a good reception into the Photo Hunt.

I checked out the photo hunt, thinking I might enter, but I couldn't find what this week's subject is. Do you have any clues?

Cheers,

David

Merisi said...

Imagine, we have to do with keeping the protea as house pets! I do love the flowers, though. Nest time I spot one, I will it. And remember from where it's native.
I am glad about the positive response to you Photo Hunt quest, so sure earned it. :-)

Merisi said...

Dr. Freud to the rescue! I sure meant house "plants". I'll keep you updated if one of mine ever grows feet (the great thing about house plants being that they are instantly housebroken *ggg*).

Melissa said...

That's a gorgeous photo! I have never seen a flower like that before.
Thank you for sharing.

Ginnie said...

So glad to meet you, David, through Neva. It's such a small world after all. I have a gay nephew named David who lives in Sydney with his partner, also named David. Too many Davids in Australia, I think. :)

I love meeting fellow photographers. My photoblog is at Shutterchance, out of the UK. I bet you'd like that site!

oldmanlincoln said...

I have not seen this flower before so I assume it is native to your country. I have found a lot of new flowering faces this year and some are exceptional and tiny that came in a mix. Will wait to see if they pop up next spring.

david mcmahon said...

Hi JMB,

Thank you for visiting and for that generous comment.

I do try my best!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cuckoo,

Thank you for your comment. really appreciate it.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Eric,

Thank you for you good wishes and the generous praise.

Will let you know as soon as the novel is done ...

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi LIn,

Thank you very much, for your support, your kind words and your praise.

I do enjoy writing - and photography - and keeping in touch with so many blog friends!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G'day David,

Thank you very much. Glad you liked the shot. I was completely bowled over by the warmth of the reception.

There is a list of subjects until 2008 on tnchick's site.

Just let me know if you can't track it down ...

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

Love that comment. The interesting this is - I think the proteas are native to South Africa. Must ask Ruth.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ginnie,

Lovely to meet you too. I;m so glad you took the trouble to visit and to leave a comment.

Sounds like all blokes in thsi wonderful country are called David!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi OML<

Interesting conceot, mixed seeds, because they germinate at different rates.

You'll have to keep us posted!

I'm interested that proteas are not seen in the US!

Keep smiling

David

Jeni said...

Just wanted to thank you - belatedly - for the great photos you post almost daily by the looks of things. I really look forward to checking your blog and finally got around to adding it to my faves list so I would have to rely on my memory to go and check you blog by clicking into my bookmarks. Much easier to have it right before me on my blog site and more reliable for my memory's sake that way!

Max-e said...

Hi David
Proteas are beautiful flowers. That one looks just like our protea nerifolia. There is a protea reserve just on the outskirts or Port Elizabeth with the most stunning selection - will have to there when they are in bloom.

Reminds me of our cricket team - they ares called the proteas. Have you been following the Twenty20 cricket. I was hoping our teams would clash at the end, but sadly they are both out.