Category Archives: birding

The African BirdFair; A Feast of Birds and Art…

Covid and lockdown does not stop birding! Birds still fly, wings still beat…. I still sketch and paint, and birders take flight onto the internet airwaves, going virtual! Rooting around cyberspace clues, digging into virtual exhibitions and online zoom chats … Continue reading

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Lin Barrie Catalogue, Bird Art

Lin Barrie Catalogue, Bird Art   Brown necked parrots, oil on canvas, framed/glassed, 61 x70 cm  Brown necked parrots, (Cape or Grey headed Parrots), pencil on paper, A2 Carmine season, acrylic on stretched canvas, 90 x 90 cm Corvus sketch, … 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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Coconut Palms and Rambutans; Abstract Paintings and Thai Sunsets in the Andaman Sea…..

“For our Thai beach holiday, (which was planned to co-ordinate a family holiday with a friends’ wedding), we were delighted and lucky to use Travel Portfolio…I cannot fault the initial itinerary options and efficient friendly feedback that we received from … Continue reading

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Mahove Tented camp; Big skies and Terrapins, Lions and Waterlilies

Across the still-high Save River by boat, and into the Park, past the parks reception and found skulls… this small warthog skull speaks to me, I love the funky shapes and moods of bone and skulls, and have just finished … Continue reading

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Kgalagadi safari; Jackals and Lions; Meerkats and Flowers…

Continuing our Safari, our Adventure!….(please bear with me … many more photos are to be added in the next few weeks, but I am going offline to my bush house for a while…meanwhile I have also created a blog on … 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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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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Sandforest in the wet season; Millipedes and butterflies at Mahenye

A wet season wonderland awaits in the sandforest of Mahenye…life in the raw, strange and wonderful, beautiful and fierce…from the gorgeous wild hibiscus  in the sand forest near Chilo, admired by Rich Thornycroft…. to the frantic millipede desperately trying to escape … Continue reading

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