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Maybe the reason I love animals so much, is because the only time they have broken my heart is when theirs has stopped beating.

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Hi, I’m Maree Clarkson, living on my little piece of African soil in Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and this is a photographic journey of the wildlife and other happenings in my life, mostly for your reading pleasure. My thing is Nature and in nature all things are copacetic. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature ― the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

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Hedgehogs, Chooks, Nature, gardening and other rambles. Come summer or winter, I always enjoy an early-morning or -evening walk around the Estate I live in. No need to get in my car to find nature, I have stretches of beach right here to explore, always hoping to see some Guinea fowl or Mongoose, but always enjoying the beautiful grasses, weeds and wild flowers along the way.

I am also an avid collector. I am drawn to things that other people have abandoned. The items I covet and the reasons for seeking them out vary wildly. In any case, there is much to love about abandoned stuff!

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Maree Clarkson Fine Art

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I am also a watercolour artist and you can find all my artworks on RedBubble here


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I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
— Phyllis Theroux


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  • Age: 72
  • Joined: May 2016

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Having fun on RedBubble (and sales)

A Southern Masked Weaver building his nest in my garden / I joined RedBubble in February 2010 and in the beginning I up-loaded my art, obviously, but also up-loaded “random” (photographic) images just for the fun of it, enjoying the comments and interaction of friends and the wonderful community here. As time went by, I started selling more and more products and also, my portfolio just grew and g…
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