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Picking Anemones

Picking Anemones

Copyright 2014 © Ron Marshall 50 x 46.5 cm oil
 

This Light Horseman is picking these red anemones to press within his diary, he will and send them pressed and dried with letters or postcards to his loved ones back at home in Australia. His mount is just as pleased with the first fresh green grass she has tasted since leaving Australia. This was quite a common practise amongst the Light Horsemen, delighted as they entered the Holy Land, by the change from the monotonous dry dust of the desert.

 The winter rains in the western Mediterranean region bring out a fabulous display of wild flowers covering the countryside; none more eye catching or abundant than the beautiful red anemones, Anemone Coronaria. Each individual flower blooms for a few weeks, and tracks the sun on sunny days. Anemones grow in a number of other colours, which are more selective about their habitat, but these vivid red anemones are the most numerous, and flower throughout all regions of Israel. In fact these beautiful winter flowers are so widespread and so spectacular that they now attract many tourists to Israel, and by popular vote in 2013 were declared to be Israel’s national flower.

 Captain Frank Hurley photographed George Redding of the 8th Light Horse Regiment picking desert anemones near the Australian Light Horse camp at Belah in Palestine in 1918.

 http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-five-wildflower-haunts/#ixzz2uyKar38e
 http://www.wildflowers.co.il/english/plant.asp?ID=272
 
http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog?start=1249390859&topic_id=1105077

 

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Jennifer:

I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
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Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.