User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 33

Thread: Tamlin/William Dawnstar

  1. #1
    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia/Zone 7
    Posts
    10,335
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most everybody here knows Tamlin Dawnstar. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Tamlin Dawnstar is a name....the person behind that name is William Dawnstar.

    I think there are many, many people here in this CP community (as well as others) who have been touched in a positive way by this kind gentleman. And I'm talking about more than "He gave me a plant." There is more to William than just a man who gives away plants, seeds and gemmae...and I think many here know this about him.

    Since William's heart is nearly frozen solid from days and days of non-stop hourly snow shoveling, I thought a way to unthaw and warm up his heart would be to share some your thoughts about him. It can be anything...something that made you laugh, a kind deed or encouraging word, a cultivation tip, a suggestion for a tasty beer, a funny story, something he taught you. Anything that touched your life or changed a view point or taught you something about living or growing.

    I say it isn't how you see yourself...but how OTHERS see you that truly counts. We are sometimes blind to our own greatness! I believe Mr. Dawnstar is well thought of in the CP community not only for his plant generousity but other character traits as well. Lets show him what you think and get that heart thawed out!
    -----------------------

    I have found William to be funny, intelligent, loving, kind and generous, talented in many areas including music and poetry...and sometimes a rascal. He makes me laugh. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I enjoy reading all his posts especially the scientific dialogue with expert growers. Always something meaty to learn there. He is loyal to his friends and concerned about the aspects of their lives. He is honest...a rare trait to find. He is inspiring and dedicated to the world of carnivorous plants. He works hard "behind the scenes"...more than you know. He is a very special person and deserves much love.

    One of my most well remembered conversations...we were talking on line. All of sudden he starts talking in fluent French! I am surprised! I didn't know he spoke another language. I thought "wow"! Then, to my amazement, he starts talking in fluent Italian! I am thinking "Ohmigod...he knows TWO foreign languages!" And then I'm truly floored when he begins to speak fluent German! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] I am feeling totally humbled and stupid...this man is brilliant! A genius! He knows THREE languages to perfection! I'm totally awed! But theeeen....after letting me flip out for a while, he finally 'fesses up. He was using an online translator to translate his sentences!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] LOL! I was DUPED! I was believing it hook, line and sinker! Ok...I was gullible but STILL! Even though the joke was on me, I had to laugh and still laugh about it to this day. He pulled it off well! That's the "rascal" element that comes out sometimes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Ok...any one else who has been touched in some way have a thought to share about the person, William Dawnstar?
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

  2. #2
    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Alexandria Bay, NY Z-5a
    Posts
    6,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm sure there will be many more great times when he visits me again, or I visit him for once! He first got my laughing when he tried to pick up my big bical and then telling me which buttons to hit on his camera to take a photo while water and pitchers are going everywhere! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] William is certainly one of the most if not the most giving person out there for CPs and the general world! I've been watching the news lately looking to my friend 80miles south of me to see just how much snow has been hitting him and just for the sake of god he keeps his head high and above the snow! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

  3. #3
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm relatively new to the forums and when I saw his name on the posts I thought that the person behind the posts was a 25ish woman of Asian descent. Then I spent several hours on New Years Day reading a lot of the old posts, particularly the member pictures one. Boy, was I surpised! Just read his article about the month-to-month care of gemmae and was very impressed. Gotta love the dry wit, too!

  4. #4
    Capslock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    3,088
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The highest compliment I can pay to William is that he inspires those around him to be better people. He teaches that giving is better than getting, and that we should be sharing instead of taking, and cooperating instead of competing.

    His importance in this world goes far, far beyond CPs.

    Capslock
    Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium

    My photos are copyright-free and public domain

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Two things immediately leap to mind.
    1) Constantly demonstrates the power of generocity. Taught me a thing or two!
    2) How he loves to PUNish people. Contantly. aPUN my word!
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  6. #6
    noah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Senegal
    Posts
    538
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Smile

    One of the biggest things I've noticed about Tamlin is that he is willing to give anyone a chance, no matter how new they are to the hobby. If they are willing to learn and take a serious interest, he is more than willing to share plants and expertise, even though his interests of the moment may be more intwined with whether the underside of the lamina of Drosera camporupestris is glaborous or not. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] It’s attitudes like this that make hobbies like this grow and thrive, and one we should all have. Keep up the good work on both ends of the scale, William!

  7. #7
    drosera guy
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Posts
    310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think he is one of the most generous growers out there. Keep it up William!

  8. #8
    cool85k5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Georgia U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,530
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes William is a great guy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] he taught me a thing or two...well more than that,but anyway,he will help you in anyway he can,just don't call him Mr.Dawnstar [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]


    Jerry

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •