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PostSubject: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:59 am

One of Faye's small oils
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Those cocoanut trees in the painting have been there 30 years , this week the pub owners are having them cut down as they are a hazard , falling nuts and fronds . Pity .
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PostSubject: Re: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:53 am

That's a lovely colourful scene Gwen you tell Faye it looks good I like it.. thumbs-up

Gwen last time I was up in Cairns and Point Douglas they were doing that on the beach also taking the coconuts trees down from the beaches south of Cairns..
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PostSubject: Re: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:54 pm

MA When my Peter and I lived on Lizard Island just north oh here , the national parks people
were going Is. to Is. cutting down all the cocoanut palms, they gave the silly reason that they were not native.Our boss there told them that it was an act of Tidal flow that brought the trees in to other Islands and the mainland. They left withouy using their chain saws and a letter a month later came to inform us that the law had been changed where Islands were concerned
also on remote mainland beaches..
I like the painting .it shows the colours of the Caoe.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:55 pm

Gwen we lived near Toolakea Beach in Townsville and often Tony and I would walk the beaches 35 kms and further north of Townsville and we used to see many coconuts come in on the tide, how else did they get here and I think a Palm or too in the tropics looks great there on the deserted beaches, actually it does not look right without them.. Goodness there are plenty of other non-native plants they can get rid of.. Sad the Councils are frightened of being sued if someone was hit on the head from a fallen one though.

Yes Faye's painting does show the colours of the Cape real tropical..
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PostSubject: Re: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:04 pm

What a lovely colourful painting from Faye..I love it.
Tops, Faye...I hope we get to see more of your paintings.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:28 pm

Very nice indeed, Gwen, I'd be happy hanging that in my house. Makes me feel warm just looking at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting cooktown top pub.   Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:30 pm

It's lovely and something Faye should be proud of... worthy of a place on any wall.

It's a shame about those coconuts but they have caused quite a few injuries so probably not the best tree around busy areas.
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