Category Archives: edible plant

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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Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes…

Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes… As an artist and conservationist, living in Zimbabwe, Africa, but having traveled much of the world, my passion is looking at details of the landscape around me, trees; flowers; weather patterns; wildlife; domestic … Continue reading

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Endangered things; Ebony and Ivory

Much as animal predators utilize their prey, we humans utilize animal parts; we wear leather shoes and belts; many of us eat animal products; we use fats and scents in cosmetic products, skins and horns in musical instruments. Thinking musical … Continue reading

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Painting and Sketching in my Garden of Eden; But Winter is Coming…….

As an artist and as a naturalist, skulls skins and bones have always fascinated me. I love drawing the shapes of found natural objects and perhaps this harks back to the fact that I loved Biology as a scholar. The … 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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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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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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The Elephant in the Shower…

The Elephant in the Shower A tented shower on the edge of the steep bank of the Runde River, hoisted upon a carpet of gold, under a Cordyla Africana tree in the wilderness of Gonarezhou, Zimbabwe. This ‘place of the … 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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