Monday, October 19, 2009

S.A. Grasses 1 - Maree Clarkson

We need the tonic of wildnessWe can never have enough of nature…We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

- Henry David Thoreau

South African Grasses
"Restio - Thamnochortus sp" - watercolour in Moleskine Watercolour Notebook

The first impression is one of sombreness. But as the breeze moves, the Restio plant's colours flash through the blades - khaki, terracotta, chocolate. Gardeners world-wide are captivated.


  1. Lovely - be they make a nice rustle in the breeze, too!

  2. They do Jeanette! Sounds almost like a Diamond Back... (lol)


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