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Delirious

Variegated nasturtiums growing in our garden make me dizzy with delight. Inspiration for ink-swirl marbled endpapers for a book both green in content and style? It’s on this note that I wish to say farewell as we venture off on … Continue reading

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One Man, One Bar

The Oshakati region in Northern Namibia, part of Ovamboland, the historical nexus of SWAPO and political activism. And now?   Photographs taken as we drove past at quite a speed…who would stop?

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Namibia book complete

An addition to the Children of Southern Africa series published by Duzi Publishers

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Baobab Babble

Baines’ Baobabs Blushing Baobab Baobab and Baobaba Blistering Baobab! Burst Baobubble Birding on a Baobab Baoblobs (built by buffalo weavers) Begging Baobab The Bao of Babel Blubber and blather Baoboastful! Baobabblers Bulge and blink Baobab basin bath Baobuild Baobab park … Continue reading

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Patterns to tickle the eye

            

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Question

Are these piles of rocks in the Richtersveld (about two or three kms from the Orange River) ancient rock sites or the products of the urge of successive modern visitors to keep adding to the assemblage without any idea why? … Continue reading

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Small box of endless hours

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The other half of this mens

Driving back through the Akkedis Pass in the Richtersveld, I was intent on spotting a halfmens which despite all efforts had eluded me the first time through. When I saw a spiky silhouette on top of this rocky ridge, I … Continue reading

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Watermusic

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Bowling with pink balls in the veld

On the road to Perdekloof, near Kamieskroon, 29 March…thanks to Ducky Booker ( “same as the literary prize”) and Lita Cole ( “like a liter coke”) for taking us to this magical piece of land all decked out in mad … Continue reading

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