Project 365 Photo a day: 365/214


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/213

What a beautiful girl

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/212 – Baby Chicks

Baby Chick.




Say hallo to Chirp Chirp one of the two new chicks to our collection.  Chirp Chirp played model today.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/211 – Baby Hamsters

Baby Hamster





Well you all know that a while back our Dwarf Hamsters had 7 little babies.  While they were still 3 weeks old the mom had another batch of 5. These are ready to go to the pet shop now and what a surprise when we wanted to clean moms cage there were 2 little ones…… I am totally confused the dad was not near her and yet she still got 2 new babies….

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 27/52

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Province, South Africa,2010

” You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Province, South Africa,2010

“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin

On Route to Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa,2012

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne

Karoo, South Africa, 2012

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” Dalai Lama

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Province, South Africa,2010

“Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think.” Dr Wayne Dyer

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” Les Brown

Blaauwberg, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” Joe Paterno

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/210 – Aquinnah turned 2

Playing in dollhouse

Today was Aquinnah’s second Birthday Party. It was a pleasure capturing this little princess….

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/209 – Amerilla’s in garden



My Photo of the day is this lovely Amerilla on my windowsill.

Here’s a extra two photo’s.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/208 – Out for a duck

Today Armand had a cricket match and he was so excited about it.

Armand is not in the A, B or C team, he is in the D team. The boys of the D team are full of spirit and willing to better their game.

One boy came to me and said I am not a good batsmen or bowler I need to work on my batting. He went in on number 3 and was bowled after facing 3 balls. So I told him that everyone can’t be a batsmen or a bowler some are just fielders. We need good fielders too.  He smiled and took off his gear and said that I can do.

When Armand went on in spot number 6 he was supper excited and told me he want to stay in as long as he can.  And then the first ball he faced was from a spin bowler and it happened so fast. He was out for a duck. He could not believe it. He came to me and said ” Mom I am so disappointed in myself.”  My heart wanted to break for him. But I just told him it happens to the best of cricket players also. Next time he may hit the same spin bowler for a six…

One do not always realize that kids can also be disappointed in themselves and some parents would go of and tell their child how useless they are. I think this is why so many children out their trying to proof to their parents they are not a failure no matter what. I think it must be hard always seeking approval and just get blown off. I try my best to let my boys know I am proud of them even if they are out for a duck.


Out for a duck

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/207 – Stolen Photo

Today I had two very special people in my home studio for a photo shoot.  I took this photo when they thought I was busy looking at photo’s on camera…


Riaan and Madelein.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/206 – Taking a break



I Totally forgot to post my photo of the day yesterday. With hubby not here I don’t sleep so well and I think it’s starting to affect my mind…. Rather late than never….


Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Brittania Bay




Alpine Heath 2012




Weekly Photo Challenge  this week is Silhouettes

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/205 – Red Malva

Red Malva
Using Portrait Black & White mode in my Photo shop

Using Landscape Black & White mode on my Photo Shop

I took these photo’s in our garden today. The red is just to beautiful and caught my eye when I looked through my bedroom window. Using my Photo shop I used portrait and Landscape B&W modes.

Word a Week Challenge: Dog


I just love photographing dogs. Since a little girl I loved dogs and cannot resist calling and playing with them. Everyone always said be careful the dog will bite. Till today I can only remember one dog biting me and that was a little dog that got out and bit my ankle. I turned around and patted it and since then he never came after me.

Took this photo at a photo shoot
Took this one on holiday in Sandbaai
Taken in Sandbaai
Like me my boys love dogs….
Took this one on one of the farms.
Also taken on the same farm
Otto my watchdog when I am taking photo’s in the Renosterveld on Mooiplaas
Taken in Jacobsbaai

Lavender plant in our Garden

Just wanted to share these photo’s of the Lavender plant in our garden.






Project 365 Photo a day: 365/204 – Sleeping Beauty

Today I had to hear that Ogies Armand’s cat is a famous model. According to him she already had two photo shoots and are just to beautiful for words. 🙂

Here is our famous model getting her beauty sleep….

Ogies getting her Beauty sleep

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/203 – Husky


My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 26/52

Natal National Heritage Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2012


“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee

Alpine Heath, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2012

“Go forth, under the open sky, and listen to Nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau


Benoni, Country View, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” Wally Amos

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“You can choose to focus on the difficult or on the joy, but when you concentrate on the special delights, the little heart-melting moments of raising a child, you realize what a magnificent path you have chosen.” Judy Ford

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.” Dorothea Kopplin




Project 365 Photo a day: 365/202 – October Rain

It is Mid October and still raining. The best of all there are snow on the mountains. Unfortunately I could not photograph it because of all the clouds.

I took my camera with when I went to pick up the boys at school this afternoon. It was raining the whole time. When I was in school many moons ago in October we were swimming and had a stunning tan already.

The sky is suppose to be blue


Raindrops on Windscreen


Just making triple sure every hair stays in it’s place.

I just had to share this one with you.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/201 – Cloud of Mist

When I took this photo I knew I was going to love it. I like the cloud of mist hanging in the air. But what I don’t like was the smell. It smelled like  Anesthesia. Jig and I hate that smell to be honest I hate the smell of hospitals….


Fixing nails….

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/200 – White flowers

I took this photo in my friends garden. The flower grows on a tree. What tree that’s another question. But it is still very beautiful.

Nameless flower…..

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/199 – Look how handsome…

Chantè’s partner getting ready. He was a real treat and he loves the camera…

Mirror Mirror against the wall….

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/198 – Getting Ready

Chantè’s make up being done

Wow I can’t believe how quickly time goes by…


Jakes Sunday Post this week is Toys. I asked the boys to take out a few of their toys for this weeks challenge. Lian gave the Gormiti’s and Armand gave the Lego figurines. My choice was the boat and the wooden toy.

Pirate Boat
Pirate boat
Star Wars Lego – Zev Secesca
Star Wars Lego – Hoth Rebel Trooper
Star Wars Lego – Joda
Space Police Lego
Gift from my Parents they bought it while on holiday in Europe









Project 365 Photo a day: 365/197 – Lovely couple



I took hubby to the airport on Sunday and when I got back I started editing to keep me busy. This photo caught my eye.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/196 – Pink Rose

I took this photo on Saturday at my dear friend Louhn’s house.  What a beauty.

Pink Rose

Travel theme: On Display

This weeks travel theme is On display. I took these photo’s at a Farmers market in Bloemfontein.

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/195 – Beautiful inside and out

Beautiful Lady

Just look at this lovely lady. I can’t wait to get editing on her photo’s…..

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/194 – Real Gentleman

Just look at him he is a real gentleman. The grass was soggy and before she knew it he swooped her up in his arms and took her to the next photo stop. I just love this photo of them. All natural smiles even their eyes are laughing with…..


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/193 – Stunning couple

Stunning couple


Project 365 Photo a day: 365/192 – Mirror Mirror on the wall

Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Nothing beats a photo of a reflection  in a Mirror….

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/191 – Waiting for further orders.

Dog waiting for his/her owner

I just love this photo. When I saw the dog in the middle of the road waiting for his/her owner I just saw a photo opportunity.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/190 – Viewpoint between Rooiels and Gordonsbay

Viewpoint between Rooiels and Gordonsbay


This photo was taken on our way back home between Rooiels and Gordonsbay.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/189 – Little Frog at Sandbaai

Little frog

Hubby and I went for our walk and stopped by one of the pools of water. You could hear the frogs but you could not see them.  Then hubby caught one for me so that I could take a few photo’s of it. I don’t know what type of frog it is all that I know is that out off that small body comes a beautiful loud noise.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/188 – Jan Fiskaal at Sandbaai


Jan Fiskaal – Sandbaai

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/187 – Purple beauty

This morning while getting my daily  dose of Vitamin D and some exercise I came across this purple daisy the only one on the whole pathway.  I tried posting it from my phone but it just did not want to post kept telling me the server could not connect. Luckily for me I brought my computer with on holiday so I can post my photo’s of the day.


I wonder if the scrub with the purple flowers have anything to do with the daisy turning purple?



Project 365 Photo a day: 365/186 – Dassies at Hermanus

This morning mom and I went to Hermanus to do some shopping and of course to see if we could spot a whale or two.

There were 4 whales in the bay but the Dassies was far more…

Dassie in Hermanus

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/185 – Seagulls in Sandbaai

This evening I went to the beach here in Sandbaai to see what I can capture.  This is one of my many favorite photo’s of today.


What’s the use of Emergency Center at Hospital?

Today I have a burning question and I wonder if anybody here in South Africa have and explanation for me.

Yesterday I took my mom to the Emergency center at Hermanus Mediclinic only to find out that there are NO doctors on duty at the emergency center. The not so eager receptionist told us that they do have a doctor on call and they first need to call the doctor at their rooms  and that the doctor on duty will charge an call out fee of R650.  Madam You must pay the R650 cash but the good news is when you get home you can claim it back from your medical aid fund.

Really ? Are they serious? Call out fee? What is this countries private hospital’s coming to? Emergency Center without a doctor?

Why bother calling it an emergency center?

I would still sort of understand it if I went to the  provincial hospital around the corner of the Mediclinic. Most of the doctors at the provincial hospitals work for very little money and allot of them work for free. But a private hospital offering a service as a emergency center and there are no doctor!!  Then to tell me that I must pay an call out fee for a  doctor that is suppose to be at the emergency center? That kite did not fly with me.

Luckily my mom’s situation was not a life or death one, but say for instance it was a life and death situation?  It would take the doctor approximately 10 to 20 minutes to get to the hospital.The traffic was hectic because of the whale season and it’s school holiday too so that means extra people in Hermanus. I would say the fact that it’s holiday itself is more than enough reason for the Emergency Center to make sure they have sufficient emergency staff including a doctor.  10 to 20 minutes may be too late in some instances I would say…..

I was so shocked about the whole scenario  that I asked the not so eager receptionist to point us in the direction of the  nearest doctor. The first doctor was booked fully and could only help us the following day. The very friendly receptionist at the doctor rooms told us to try the doctors around the corner of them and explained to me how to get there.

I got to the not so full doctors rooms  and asked at reception if I could make an appointment for my mom. They asked me if I live in Hermanus when I told them no she told me that I can bring mom she must sit and wait till a doctor is free. We sat and wait for more than 2 hours. There were 4 doctors at the rooms and I timed the appointments 45 minutes per patient. The people in Hermanus must be very very sick to have an 45 minute appointment. In the city your appointment is never really longer than 20 minutes. The people in Hermanus may approve of this kind of service but to let a patient wait 2 hours so that you can catch up on the months gossip is not for me….

After the doctor helped my mom I saw that we still have time haha so I took my chance and asked the doctor how can a emergency center not have a doctor on the premises. He just shook his head and said that maybe they don’t get enough patients. Well no damn wonder they don’t get any patients everybody already knows there are no doctor to see so why waste time…..

The doctor and I talked about the hospital and what if  I had an life or death situation. He agreed that 10 minutes can be to late…. He then said to me and I quote him “we both know that the emergency services in this country will not get any better in the near future.” This is a very scary thought. I told him then I must refresh my first aid skills or even go for a paramedic course and he thought it’s a great idea….

If I can not rely on hospitals with emergency center’s to save my children’s live ‘s then I must take things in my own hands…


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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/184 – First Breaching Whale in Hermanus

Today we went to Hermanus again but this time we were lucky. I think the lack of boats and jet-ski’s in the water made the difference. Tomorrow I want to go and walk Cliff path. Hope to capture some more Breaching whales.

Breaching Whale in Hermanus