For those of us who grew up reading Dalene Matthee’s books, the Knysna forest is synonymous with elephants. Who can forget the struggles of the forest people described in Circles In A Forest and Fiela’s Child? The term “big foot” brings to mind something totally different in South Africa than in North America. Here it’s used to describe the majestic and violent elephants that used to roam the mountains and forests in this part of South Africa in the past. We were travelling a
It was 1986 and about fifty Karoo kids were visiting Cape Town. For many of us, this was our first visit to the Mother City. The 10 day tour had already introduced us to the wonders of the Cango Caves, the antics of the ostrich jockeys and the stealth of the crocodiles in Oudtshoorn. We’d been to the top of Table Mountain and had taken in the resplendent Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. But today we were travelling by train to Simon’s Town, where we would visit the Naval Museum.
5 fine art prints of "Love IV" is available at our online shop “Love IV” is part of a trio, including “Faith IV” and “Hope IV”. It’s like a waltz: Imagine dancing to this tune: Faith-Hope-Love, Faith-Hope-Love, Faith-Hope-Love, Faith-Hope-Love. Of these three, Paul of Tarsus considered love the most virtuous. As Christmas is drawing ever closer, my thoughts wander constantly to the wonder of the love that was poured out on us by the birth of a baby. And so i share “Love IV” w