Sunday, 3 October 2010

Pattemore House - Mulberries and May bushes

Some days are diamonds. And winding my way through the Maleny hinterland to historic Pattemore House (you know, rolling hills, endless fields of green, that type of beautiful country side if you're not familiar with the area) turned out to be a diamond day. Stepping back into my early childhood of old wood stoves, floral patterned faded lino, dodging thistles and eating mulberries, I photographed the Friends of Pattemore house as they brainstormed their way through an Ideas and Planning Workshop in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. I marveled at the enthusiasm of the members at what looks to me like a daunting task of restoration. I'm grateful for people with such foresight and energy to recognise the value, and put in the effort, to keep our cultural heritage alive for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

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