Ros Houghton

Roslyn Houghton is the mother of two daughters. She is a qualified horticultural judge affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), and has served on the RHS speakers’ register. She began taking photos at ten years of age and has not stopped. She is a crazy plant collector, with seven NALA (Nursery and landscaping Association) or National Gold Expo. awards for nursery and garden design. She loves laughing, travel, animals, people, photography, landscaping, plants and design… not all necessarily in that order!

Chimanimani: The Corner

Catching Zimbabwe’s flora and fauna at its most splendid is achieved by being in the right place at the right time. Example: how many photographs can one take of the Msasa trees during our brief springtime, when these trees are at their most magnificent? It’s always hundreds of photos for me. Thankfully, these days we have digital cameras, and “delete” is a great option when the photograph is not quite right. As the Msasa trees’ majesty spreads before your eyes, it’s akin to an intricate tapestry of structured colour and texture. Just how does one stop getting that perfect shot when the trees’ shapes, forms and intricacies are so right and so different at each click of the camera?