The Art of Maasai


Originally posted on On Lake Victoria:
Maasai by Samuel Susumo 2012 The fascination with Maasais appears as widespread amongst Tanzanians as it is amongst Westerners. Depictions of them are everywhere; in charcoal, oil paint, pastels, wooden sculptures. Always walking abreast, their Pangas at angles away from their bodies, their earlobes swinging as they walk. Some…

What’s in a Ficus?


See this Ficus? My grandmother had one just like it. Nice little plant, isn’t it? Now remember my article “Magical Trees” about the giants in de Plaza Portal de Elche in Alicante? Exactly the same plant, but under somewhat different conditions. To think that a chamber plant can grow to such gigantic proportions given the …