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Shepherd’s Tree

August 21, 2015

In the Kalahari the Shepherd’s tree (Boscia albitrunca) made a big impression on me.  It is also called ‘Tree of life’,as it provides a range of food and water for local people. The San, for example, seek out its old hollow trunks for the water they hold. The roots are used to make porridge and are especially eaten in times of famine. It is commonly used as a substitute for coffee or chicory.. There are also many medicinal uses. Many African groups regard this tree so highly they forbid anyone destroying it

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It was still drizzling, so I had to sit under an umbrella while painting.

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At this stage I thought I was finished with the painting.

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After some day’s I decided to change the horizon  to add some dept and make it less busy.

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