Ink sketch and colour wash of a scene in Magaliesburg, South Africa, in my Moleskine Nature sketchbook – 200gsm paper
It’s the first week of October, heading for mid-summer here in South Africa, and we’ve had no rain yet. Normally we have the winds in August clearing up old growth and our first spring rains early in September, but the wind has been blowing right through September, seemingly blowing the clouds back to whence they came from.
I’m having to water my garden every day, we’ve had some very high temperatures, but nothing seems to give life like even just a couple of millimetres of rain…
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith
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