Category Archives: gardens and flowers

sweet/bitter: senuko seasons past and yet to come

Watch out! Many gorgeous flowers such as my Adenium swazicum, harbour a resident crab spider, cute but deadly…(if you are the size of a fly)… Bitter Sweet reminisces… Our year past, 2017, at our bush house, Tsavene, has been one … Continue reading

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Bees, Baobabs and Baboons……

Bees, baobabs and baboons -a wonderful trio of treats for us at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge… Surrounded  we are at Chilo and in the Save Valley Conservancy, by baobabs of all sizes and characters, some awesomely misshapen, some stately… All … Continue reading

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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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Baobab Blitz-Fruit Bats and ethereal flowers

In late November, after watching flower buds develop on the baobab trees at Chilo, we got down to some “citizen science” with our entranced guests.. … so much fun was had, watching baobab flowers opening at night and eating baobab-themed meals. Rain … Continue reading

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rainless skies and dusty sunsets; sunrises and elephants

Elephant sunrise…….on the Save River below Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge…. etched in gold and pink against the budding baobab that graces Chilo Gorge Lodge . I am watching this baobab with bated breath, the progress of the buds against the … Continue reading

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Deeper, and deeper, into Africa!

The HAC Caravan lifts effortlessly and we wing our way over the neat cluster of high rise buildings that puncture Harare’s CBD, surrounded in the south by sprawling fast growing hi-density suburbia- row upon row of little box houses standing … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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