Project 365 Photo a day: 365/183 – Kwikstertjie with dead Butterfly

Kwikstertjie with dead Butterfly

Today the boys and I went to Hermanus to see if we could spot any whales. No luck for us. There were to many boats and jet-ski’s in the water. All the whales were way back. Hopefully tomorrow at De Kelders we will have some more luck.

I did however capture this Kwikstertjie on a rock with a dead Butterfly in it’s beak…

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/182 – Vermont

Jan Rabie Tidal Pool – Vermont

We left home just after 6 O’Clock this morning for our week of relaxation here in Sandbaai.  When we got here around 7:30 it was cold and the wind was freezing. The boys helped us unpack the cars and then they went to show Andre their nephew where they  usually play when we are here. Mom and I went to Hermanus to stock up on food for the next 3 days.

When we got back I dozed myself  and Lian with some cold and flu medicine. Because it was so cold outside and overcasted we stayed indoors out of the wind.  The boys played games on the Xbox and my parent and I talked and took a few 40 winks….

When I saw the sky was clearing and the sun came out I could not stay indoors anymore. I had to go see if I could spot my first Whale for the week. We took a drive along the coast but unfortunately we did not spot a Whale but the boys spotted the girls in Onrus and Vermont. I keep forgetting they are not 5 an 4 anymore they are 12 and 11 and the hormones are starting to work overtime…

Tomorrow if the weather plays along we want to go and see what is happening at the Whale festival.

Today’s Photo of the day was taken at the Jan Rabie Tidal Pool in Vermont.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/181 – Matric Farewell

WOW today”s Matrick farewell was very emotional. I saw Chantè for the first time when she was only 10 months old. Today was her Matric Farewell and she took my breath away. Let the photo do the talking…..

Beautiful!!!!!

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/180 – Matric Farewell

Well today I am feeling a bit better but my blood sugar is still on the low side. But that did not get in the way of today’s Matric Farewell photo shoot.

All that I am going to say today about this shoot is that our Heavenly Father looks after His children. It’s been raining the whole day and I prepared my studio as a plan B. But the couple did not want to change from plan A to B so off I went to Joostenberg Bistro to find out if I could take photo’s inside. Unfortunately they were busy closing so I went to the car and wait. While I waited I asked our Heavenly Father for 20 minutes of no rain after that it can come down in buckets I don’t care.

When Ruan and Samantha arrived it stopped raining and God gave me 20 minutes of no rain after the 20 minutes it started coming down very softly but I could still take some photo’s.  When I got back in the car and said thank you the rain came down hard. As soon as I am finished with the shoot I will reveal Sam’s beautiful dress and Ruan’s awesome tie…

This is just a random photo I picked of today. Will work through the photo’s while on holiday in Hermanus.  Must clean memory cards and charge batteries for tomorrows Matric Farewell….

Ruan and Sam at Joostenberg Bistro

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/179 – White Iris

Today I am not myself. My blood sugar are low and I feel like passing out the whole time.  I thought okay maybe if I join hubby for a walk to the shop around the corner I’ll feel better. Nope that did not do it for me but I did see my Iris blooming and another breeding pigeon in our Palm Tree.

Here are photo’s of my White Iris and of the pigeon all alone in the Palm Tree.

White Iris

 

Pigeon in our Palm Tree

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/178 – Botterblom

Took this  photo beginning of the week at the field around the corner from us. I grew up with it as as a Botterblom but when I went online and looked in my Field guide to Fynbos of John Manning I got a surprise. There are more types of Botterblom in the wild.

Botterblom

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/177 – Sunset on Hopefield Road

Sunset on the Hopefield Road

 

I took this photo the day my Mercedes decided to break down on me.  Somewhere in the West Coast National Park the fan belt decided it’s going to disappear into thin air. The Mercedes started overheating and luckily for me the engine cut out on the West Coast Road and not in the park. There are not  really reception for cellphones in the park.

I phoned hubby and told him the car broke down.  He phoned around and told me a mechanic is on his way.The mechanics put in a new fan belt and insisted to follow me home. I am so grateful they did. We had to stop every 10km so that new  cold water can be put in the car. While waiting for the mechanics to come back with water at one of the dozens of stops I decided that I might as well use this opportunity to capture this beautiful sunset.

Well it’s been nearly four weeks now and I am still without a car. At least the car waited till we got out of the park to break down. We had a lovely day in the park and the flowers were spectacular. As soon as I  am finished working through all my photo’s I’ll write about the day and post lot’s of photo’s.

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/176 – Wildebeest

Clara Anna Fontein

On our Bike trip to Blaauwberg we passed Clara Anna Fontein a stone throw away from our home. Clara Anna Fontein is a Private Game Reserve.  Well on our way to Blaauwberg I saw the Wildebeest in the field I tried to get hubbies attention but it did not work. When we stopped at Blaauwberg I asked him what route he was planning to take home. He asked me if I saw something and I said yes the Wildebeest at Clara Anna Fontein.  On our way back hubby took the turn off into Clara Anna Fontein so that I could take some photo’s of the Wildebeest. 

I have never been to Clara Anna Fontein but I hope to go visit there in the near future.  

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/175 – Pink Flowers

Pink flowers.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

 

“For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.” Erwin Schrodinger 

 

 

“Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.”  Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” Winston Churchill