Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Colour profile : sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Focal length : 53
F-number : 5,6
Exposure time : 1/100

Taken in my garden, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

A garden of marigolds…. orange, yellow and rust,
Bright, soft and rich, touched with golden dust.
Quiet and regal, sun kissed and fair,
Basil-citrus fragrance that mellows the moist air.
A thousand smiling marigolds, a thousand smiling suns,
Sweet nectar, ambrosia, for natures gentle ones.

- Extract from ‘Marigolds’, Nishu Mathur, India

19th March 2014 – SOLD 1 Greeting Card – thank you to the buyer!

  1. 28th January 2014 – FEATURED in As Is Photography
  2. 31st January 2014 – FEATURED in Fabulous Flowers
  3. 3rd February 2014 – FEATURED in A Place to Start


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendall6 months ago

    What a beauty!

  • Aren’t they just! Thank you Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaEL6 months ago

    Excellent capture Maree…

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes6 months ago

    2014/01/27 2 × 24hrs
    Pragtig, verlang altyd na die goeie oue dae in ouma se tuintjie as ek hulle sien en dan nog die mooie beskrywing!

  • Dankie Magriet!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • PineSinger
    PineSinger6 months ago

    Perky and pretty!

  • Thank you Pamela, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld6 months ago

  • Wonderful news C! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gitto6 months ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thank you very much Anne!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribe6 months ago

    Beautiful capture! congratulations on your features!

  • Many thanks Jan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr6 months ago


  • Wow! This is great Jeanette! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Keala
    Keala6 months ago

    This is stunning! Congratulations on your feature in Fabulous flowers!

  • Thanks ever so much Keala, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature6 months ago

    Who knew a lowly marigold cold look so regal! This is exquisite – absolutely gorgeous:>) Congratulations on your feature in Fabulous Flowers – FAVE:>)

  • Thanks a lot MotherNature! Yes, this common little flower is so often overlooked and doesn’t really get the attention it deserves. An thanks for the fav, appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

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