Category Archives: gardens and flowers

Coconut Palms and Rambutans; Abstract Paintings and Thai Sunsets in the Andaman Sea…..

Sunset Beach Resort on Phuket Island, Thailand, was a perfectly positioned haven, commanding views of the ocean and sunset, on Kata Beach, north of the busy tourist beach of Patong. In the late afternoon Muslim food vendors arrived on motorbikes … Continue reading

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Skulls and Flowers; Life and Death in the Garden of Eden

Skulls have always fascinated me, and bones; we start dying from the minute we are created, a natural process not to be feared but embraced, truly the stuff of LIFE…. I collect skulls from the wilderness, and they sit amongst … Continue reading

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Sunsets and Aardvarks: An African childhood surrounded by flowers and rivers…

9 th April – 12th April, 2019 Our bush house, Tsavene, is enhanced by the stunning pink summer-flowering Sabi stars that are indigenous to the Northern Kruger Park, and which grace our rocks. At dusk I capture the glow of … Continue reading

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Upington on the Orange River; Vineyards and Sultanas…

Continuing our journey from Madikwe towards the Kgalagadi Trandfrontier Park, the nights of Sunday 27th and  Monday 28th January are spent  at an oasis in the Northern Cape desert! Martiens Place is an air bnb cottage, on Martien’s family land, … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver triumphs at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge; true wilderness on the edge of serenity, Christmas 2018

Jamie Oliver triumphs at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge!! We wait on the edge of true wilderness, Gonarezhou, for life giving rains that will fill our Save River, as in this photo from last year.. Meanwhile, we wish we had had … Continue reading

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Gogo Olive Animals adorn my wire baobab Christmas Tree; Fierce Hunters adorn my mantelpiece and Hearth!

My beloved Wire Baobab Christmas Tree is made by local craftsmen, and I use it every year in my African bush house, standing in front of our huge fireplace…​​ This year I have used extra special Gogo Olive knitted animals…. … Continue reading

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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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