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Purple Passion; A Tiny Life

Cycles of Life and Death- two sides of the same coin My painting, a dead wasp amidst the joyous yellows and purples of fallen jacaranda flowers, reflects the wonder I feel on observing nature and the world around me – … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Baobab skins get a coat of chain mail; Elephants get something else to eat…..

I am always tickled by the look-alike skins of baobabs and elephants…from baobab trunk… to elephant trunk… and the wrinkled limbs such as this foreleg… and this tiny little leg disappearing into the baobab trunk below…has that baby really just … Continue reading

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Long distance flyers honour us with their gentle presence for a few months of our wilderness year…

Falco amurensis breeds in South Eastern Siberia and Northern China Here at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, we watch these gentle raptors wheel in their dozens, sometimes hundreds, above our decks….chasing the seething masses of flying ants that erupt with good … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day preparations…Cute kissing slugs, bugs and orange Crossandra Flowers

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day… Today, Friday 13th…Kelli, the cruise ship traveller, gets to San Diego on her ship today, off to Hawaii tomorrow…hard work but wonderful travel experience… A beautiful day dawns for me, at Chilo… An amazing grasshopper on … Continue reading

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