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….