Category Archives: aloes

Bringing the Outside In; Greenery and landscape inspires me this month…

Bringing the outside in…my paintings currently are reflecting the landscapes around me, pulling the feeling of being outdoors inside… and I am tickled that current decor trends embrace this greenery theme…Strelitzias being very prominent! We have seen water water everywhere … Continue reading

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Elephants, Sabi Stars and Aloes go well together in the garden at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge…..

Over the last weeks our young bulls have been munching trees nightly around the rooms, looking down their long trunks at me in disdain as I try to shoo them away… ……..and for the last few nights at Chilo, two of them have raided … Continue reading

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Win the Ultimate Kenyan Safari in Honor of Tusk’s 25th Birthday – Aardvark Safaris Blog

It is Tusk Trust’s 25th Birthday this year… Win the Ultimate Kenyan Safari in Honor of Tusk’s 25th Birthday – Aardvark Safaris Blog. I will definately enter this- could end up staying at Sarara… or one of my favourite places, … Continue reading

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Lowveld rainy season and funky frogs; Elephants, and more elephants…

October…Suicide month…alternating bouts of heat, with panting plants wilting in the intense sunlight, and then, overnight, cool blasts of wind, bringing slanting rain and lightening streaking across the Gonarezhou wilderness opposite Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. This is a month of … Continue reading

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Sabi Stars and Chilo Gorge Gardens, Xerophytica Congress and Aloes…

Adenium obesum is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, that is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. … Continue reading

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Birding and Impalas; Predators and Art…

Clive Stockil and I have helped to host some wonderful guests at Chilo Gorge and in Gonarezhou Park over the last few weeks. It has been a very busy time, with Safari guides Thomas Mutombeni, Lionel Muzengi, John Laing, Clive … Continue reading

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Chilo hornbills in flight, cute spider and aloe spikes….

6th January: A visit to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, delivering radios for their communications, gives me a chance to dive into the gardens and catch up with the gardeners there. A sundown visit to the Chivalula Falls is awe inspiring, … Continue reading

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