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Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

A stray young Sunflower growing amongst the weeds on our smallholding. When she grows up, she will become food for my Cockatoo who just loves taking seeds straight from the flower head.

Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Location : Our smallholding, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

  1. 12th February 2012 – FEATURED in The Weekend Photographer
  2. 5th February 2014 – FEATURED in Enchanted Flowers


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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 Kendallover 2 years ago

    Pragtig! En wyse woorde, ons sal weet!

  • Dankie Elizabeth!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Stunning depth and great shot of this brilliant sunflower Maree

  • Thank you Andrea! I’m getting to know my new camera a bit better now! Never was into photography much, but this can be quite addictive!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    It sure is addictive Maree… I see a whole new world when I have my camera… live and enjoy capturing those beautiful moments…

  • And it also supplies a lot of painting subjects! Thank you Andrea, I certainly will!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Laura E  Shafer
    Laura E Shaferover 2 years ago

  • WOW Laura, this is really great! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum7 months ago

    Congratulations – 5th Feb. 2014 – Shirley & Jean

    Comments welcome HERE

  • Wow! Thank you for the feature Shirley, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj7 months ago

    Congratulations on your feature,marvelous image!

  • Thanks ever so much Ana, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

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