Thursday, 11 August 2011

Fever Trees on the Zambezi River

Fever Trees on the Zambezi River
watercolour sketch by Cathy Gatland
Cathy Gatland's postcard to me was sketched on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia where she spent an amzing week with lions, hippos and elephants. 

Her lovely watercolour sketch is of the fever trees which are scattered about on the banks of the Zambezi River.  I must confess I never expected to get a sketch like this when this project started and I'm delighted to have it!

I looked up the Zambezi River on Wikipedia and found that it's the fourth longest river in Africa.
The Zambezi (also spelled Zambesi) is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometres (540,000 sq mi),[1][2] slightly less than half that of the Nile. The 3,540-kilometre-long river (2,200 mi) has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, along the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia again, and Zimbabwe, to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.

10 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

Its a great card -in colour and composition. I just want to amble down that walkway and be at the riverbank to see what wildlife I can spot. I love when a view tantalizes in that way.

Charlene Brown said...

This is certainly one of the most enticing cards we've had so far!

Alison Staite said...

Brilliant Cathy! So great that you nabbed some time to create this for us! Lucky Katherine indeed to be the recipient.

It's going to be tough for anyone else to beat this as a location! :o)

vivien said...

I agree - lucky Katherine - it's so atmospheric

Robyn Sinclair said...

Fever Trees, they sounds so mysterious and exotic. It is exotic! It's a postcard anyone would be thrilled to receive.

Desiree said...

Just beautiful! You seem to find so many wonderful areas to paint!

Pat said...

Great painting from a special location especially when you consider how busy Cathy has been this month.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful Cathy! It is suscg a special place with a specail ambiance and you've captured its magic...
Ronell

Liz Steel said...

what a special card from a special place and a special artist! I love it!!!

Felicity said...

Yes, very enticing! Lovely card and lucky Katherine!

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