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African Wild Dogs in my Back Garden; Circles of Life

Lycaon pictus; African Wild Dogs in my back garden…. by Lin Barrie Location: at our bush house, ‘Tsavene’, Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe.  Date: September 28th, 2021 As Clive and I sat quietly watching the orange African sunset, suddenly an impala … Continue reading

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I bless the rains down in Africa; Baobabs, Beauty and Baubles in Zimbabwe; 

Travellers and residents of Africa, we are all familiar with the iconic ‘upside down tree”, the iconic baobab of Africa which stands much of the year bare and sculptural against the clear winter sky in Zimbabwe. Its branches twist and … Continue reading

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Sketch for Survival and COP26; Art and Climate Concerns go hand in hand…

honoured to have my art as part of COP26- with Explorers Against Extinction in Glasgow Continue reading

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Gonarezhou Gatherings; Sensational Sunsets

June 2021 Gonarezhou How special to have you all, dear family and friends,  together in person and together “online”!!… in this wonderful place called Gonarezhou –  Sacred Place of Elephants… for a few days of surprise celebrations for Clives 70th … Continue reading

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Brave Ground and Baobab Pink; Colour is a Cure for Covid Constipation

Let’s go on a virtual Baobab safari.. a colour adventure… Like me, you must be covid-constipated! …tired of upheavals, lack of travel and covid concerns, let’s be adventurous, explore the world around us through online and virtual safaris! So..Break Brave … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold shot a wolf and it changed his life; I live with Painted Wolves and it has changed my life….

Aldo Leopold inspires my thoughts: Sometimes you need to lose something to realize how precious it is… as in his comment on shooting a she-wolf in his hunting days…. “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire … Continue reading

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Mopani Musings; Russet Leaves match my Wild Dogs’ Eyes….

wild dog eyes… Continue reading

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World Lion Day in Celebration of a languid, lithe and lovely beast.

Musings on the languid, lithe and lovely beast that we call ‘Lion’ … Panthera leo, creature of fable and bible, myth and immediate powerful reality. My immediate and powerful reality. Here below is my sketch in honour of the great … Continue reading

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Magical Mukuvisi; Moon and Nightjars

Magical Mukuvisi ….. A memory from my childhood….by Lin Barrie I am the child that wakes scared in the night, seeing a robber’s shadow always in the same position, his hooked nose defined by the handle of my half open … Continue reading

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Mopani Winter Woodland

“Fallen Tree”, acrylic on loose canvas, 85 x 200 cm is my painting of the incredible mopani winter woodland in the lowveld of Zimbabwe at this time of year, russet red leaves, filtered light at dawn and dusk and always, … Continue reading

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