Category Archives: the natural world
A matter of focus…shadows throw doubt on the matter. These are plume poppies. Their wildly serrated leaf margins, a giddy dance for the eye, contrast with their calm, green-grey openness, like palms being held up for us to read.
A walk I will never forget in Cobham, South Drakensberg
A friend came visiting with this gift. It’s a citron called Buddha’s hand. Smells citrus-stunning, looks vegetable-cunning. Makes me stupidly happy. I am finding that I have a zest for all things zesty. It takes very small things…
\ An unnamed, unknown piece of green smuggled by my mother from my sister’s garden in Atlanta in her suitcase is later broken off from its resting place in a pot in her garden in Johannesburg and finds a place … Continue reading
From our trip to the Richtersveld, Namibia and Botswana in 20014
Reminiscing by flipping through the digital album of our last last trip to the Richtersveld, Namibia and Botswana. These lichen “ebstreks” are from the Waterberg in Namibia.
En route from Soebatsfontein to Kamieskroon
A social weaver’s nest has turned this tree into an elevated Moore sculpture ( thinking great thoughts) or a giant otter caught in some trap smelling his own behind ( in silly mode). In Witsand.
A light sprinkling, a tickle of blooms…