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The Christmas Tree; thinking of you all, dear family and Friends

This is truly Baobab heaven, the lowveld of Zimbabwe…. Now, at the beginning of the rainy season, multitudes of creamy white baobab flowers hang: white, frilly and pendulous from bulbous green leafed stems, Like so many slightly frumpy aged ballerinas, … 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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Madikwe and Porcupines: African Wild Dogs and Lin Barrie Art

I have always wanted to visit Madikwe Game Reserve –  one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries, a Big Five Reserve with 66 mammal species, (including Wild dog populations, aka Painted wolves or Painted Dogs..my favorite painting subjects…) and approximately 300 … 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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Mahove Camp and Baobabs; Night sounds and True Wilderness

A night of the deepest sounds of Africa, at Mahove camp on the Runde river. After a gentle, magical afternoon of sketching the baobabs close to camp, whilst listening to a cow herd of elephants splashing their way across 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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Cleome by any other name would taste as sweet…..good ‘slow’ food at Chilo Gorge!

Beautiful Cleome Gynandra is growing fast in our Gonarezhou area with the recent rain. Thomas Mutombeni, head guide at Chilo Gorge, says: “it is a food plant, the leaves of which the Shangaans cook and eat like spinach. Shangaans call it … Continue reading

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