EberhardFaber 2½ HB Pencil sketch with colour wash on Daler-Rowney Acid-free Heavy Weight 220gsm (135lbs) sketching paper in hand-made sketchbook – 6″ × 8″ – sketched in my garden, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa.
alf the interest of a garden is in the constant exercise of the imagination.
(Mrs. C. W. Earle)
My Acacia karroo trees are dressed in their full green summer finery and what fascinates me is that, as soon as the end of the day nears, the fine, feathery bi-pinnate leaves start closing, folding together until the tiny leaves are tightly scrunched together, opening again early morning, as if to welcome another summer’s day with open arms – wonderful!
Also known as sweet thorn, Karroo thorn, mimosa thorn, cockspur thorn, Cape gum (English); soetdoring, doorn boom (Afrikaans)