The legacy of a namibian colouring book
I take immense pride in talking about my mother. This petite, wild-haired woman could raise hell itself if it was good and right.
Melody Futter was born in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. A typical farm child she spent most of her time avoiding any sort of acceptable ‘lady-like’ behaviours, instead, favouring those that one usually only escaped within an inch of one’s life. Coming home from the bush dishevelled and happy. This was the start of her love of the natural world which played a huge part in who she was.
“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” Oscar Wilde
You can decide for yourself. For me, the Carmines are both: a work of art and clothed in one. If you are not an avid birder, once you have seen this spectacle of colour, beauty, and agility by thousands of Carmines at Zambezi Mubala Lodge, you will be converted into a bird watcher, and you will want to do this expedition year after year. Starting on 22 August (usually at around 14hoo) and fortunately not ending with a bang but rather a whimper over a few weeks, in early April.