Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
As Spring in the Northern Hemisphere is peeping through, we’re slowly but surely starting into Winter here in South Africa – Autumn is showing strongly in the colours of the leaves and early mornings and evenings are decidedly nippy!
Trees are the most accommodating subjects – they stand totally still, never go anywhere and offer many different perspectives to choose from!
These Black Wattle trees on our smallholding in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa, which we are trying our utmost to eradicate, have put up the most spectacular show of browns with their millions of seed-pods in between the greens this year. Must be all the rain. How can we even begin to think to destroy such beauty? Yet, for the survival of our own indigenous flora, it is a task we undertake every year in a bid to save some of our own natural growth.
You can read more about the Black Wattle struggle HERE