I think the whole Universe must know about my love for 'raffies'. I am so very lucky as I have seen them in the wild, running free, nibbling from high branches and spreading their legs almost impossibly wide to reach those long necks down to drink water, then trying to get upright again.
They are nimble, elegant, serene and vegetarians (all qualities they share with me!)
Marianne sent me this delightful postcard with scenery of the African 'veld' done in watercolour and this wise lady giraffe popping in to say 'Hi!' (must be a lady- look at those long eyelashes!)
The quote on the back says:
"And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." Nelson Mandela (of course).
Thank you so much Marianne, it is such a thoughful card made by a very dear and thoughtful friend.