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Camera FujiFinepix 2800Zoom – Taken in my garden in Tarlton, Gauteng, south Africa.

Welcome, wild harbinger of spring!
To this small nook of earth;
Feeling and fancy fondly cling,
Round thoughts which owe their birth,
To thee, and to the humble spot,
Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.

- Bernard Barton

The blossoms on my old Peach tree last Spring, September 2010.

My garden is situated in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa, and even though this old peach tree is about 15 years old, every year she produces the most amazing blossoms, followed by such an abundance of fruit that my garden is over-run by fruit-eating birds (I am not a jam maker!), and those that drop to the floor are enjoyed by wildlife passing through my garden, like hedgehogs and tortoises.

  1. 25th March 2012 – FEATURED in Fauna, Flora, Landscapes and Architecture of South Africa

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.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Nothing as fresh and beautiful as a peach blossom Maree!

  • Oh THANK YOU Liz! And the peaches were lovely as well! And many thanks for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Pink gorgeousness sweetheART a delightful fave ;~} Valz

  • Thanks for the fav Val, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Maree!

  • Aaaah, pleased you like it Istvan, thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    How beautiful, Maree. Your garden must be a sight to see!

  • Thank you Dot! Spring does bring a special flavour when all the blossoms and buds are at their most beautiful!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous, Maree!!

  • Thanks a lot Sally!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful Maree, wonderful capture.

  • Thanks ever so much Andrea, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 4 years ago


  • Aaah, glad you like it robin, thanks for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Very pretty capture Marie! I can almost smell the fragrance and hear the bees humming!

  • Thanks ever so much Angie! And thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature amazing work.

  • Thank you Andrea!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    #Geluk Maree!

    Pure plesier om hier rond te beweeg…

  • Baie dankie Liz, bly jy geniet!

    – Maree Clarkson

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