If at first you don’t see her, look again!

[This blog contains 5 engaging images.] I happened to see this female African Migrant (Catopsilia florella) butterfly in flight. If I was not in this fortunate position I would never have seen her settle (above) in the Snow Queen Hibiscus in my garden, as the shrub has many white leaves and this offers perfect camouflage... Continue Reading →

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They do not sow, nor reap, nor gather.

This post was originally published on 7/9/2017.  Updated on 15/10/2018. Birds have that something that is a little more challenging for me as an artist than most subjects.  I am a bird-lover and I guess the main reason why I am attracted to birds, besides their beauty is their happiness!  Painting and photographing birds have filled many... Continue Reading →

A Picture Poem (video) about Forrest & Celeste, the Thick-Billed Weavers.

Over the years I have taken photos of the thick-billed weavers building their nests and I thought the best way to make use of the photographs was to create a video with words and music.  I hope you enjoy!  Don' forget to turn the sound on! DID YOU KNOW? The thick-billed weaver differs from other... Continue Reading →

The same painting, but two different results.

I enjoy experimenting with art. Above and beneath you can two entirely different results of the same scene. The first painting is created using organic material and paint.  I loved the result of this, however, it did pose a problem when the organic matter decayed, so I removed the leaves, which left an interesting impression. ... Continue Reading →

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