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Bright Skies and Waterlilies; New Year, New Hope….

Bright Skies and Waterlilies…. Wonderful soaking rains in Harare have filled our dams at Borrowdale Brooke Estate and rejuvenated our gardens. A New Year and New Hope.  Bright skies behind palms start our day as we walk … And the … Continue reading

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Baobab Christmas Tree; Rainy Season in the Lowveld

Our wire sculpture Christmas tree is a baobab Every year we take it down off out mantelpiece where it lives with my wild dog sculpture and the grandchildren decorate it with homegrown ornaments and out in the veld bloom these … 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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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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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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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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Classic Blue and Lin Barrie Art; Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020

thinking ahead for the New Year, 2020…. What a dreamy colour- Classic Blue is the Pantone Colour of the year for 2020…night skies, meditation and dreams abound! and it is a colour I love painting with, as you can see … 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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Painted Wolf Wines; Wild Dogs and Wine Tastings Triumph at Chilo!

Painted Wolves, whether the wines or the animals, always get our attention at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge! A weekend of wine tastings with Painted Wolf Wines and talks by the African Wildlife Conservation Fund, always creates enthusiasm. and no matter … Continue reading

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