Monochrome Monday: 28 September 2020

Good day everyone,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week.

I had trouble sleeping again last night. I think it was the excitement of all the movement on my website statistics. For the first time in years, I had more than 200 views on my site and had a look at the weeks, statistics and saw that my hard work is paying off.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who takes the time to look at my work, like it, and leave a comment. I know I don’t always answer or approve your comments immediately, but I do get to it eventually.

Enough talk. I do not post a lot of Monochrome photos, but while lying awake, I decided why not post one on a Monday. There is such a nice ring to Monochrome Monday.

Door at St Magnus Cathedral

I took this photo while visiting St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands. You will see the colored version when I do my post on St Magnus Cathedral.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Have a lovely Monday.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

My Affirmation for today: 28 September

” I understand that every relationship starts within me.”

My Photo Someone’s Words/Quote: 76/365

” When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

G.K Chesterton

Flower of The Day: 27 September 2020

Dimorphotheca pluvialis / Reƫnblommetjie

My Flower of the day is Dimorphotheca pluvialis of Reƫnblommetjie as we know it.

Have a Blessed day everyone.

Coreen

” If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Silent Sunday: 27 September 2020

My Photo Someone’s Words/Quote: 75/365

“Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”

Unknown

My Affirmation for today: 27 September

” I am worthy of love.”

My Affirmation for today: 26 September

“I know gratitude is a daily choice and I choose to be grateful.”

My Photo Someone’s Words/Quote: 74/365

“When you fall in love with life, you have no resistance, and whatever you love appears in your life almost instantaneously.”

The Secret

Fauna and Flora Friday: 25 September 2020

Good morning,

Last night I could not sleep. My brain was in overdrive mode. I just could not shut down and go to sleep.

Yesterday I started reading up on organic vegetable gardens and, I think that is what triggered Fauna and Flora Friday.

Over the past few years, I have captured many birds, flowers, insects, and animals. Now is the perfect time for me to start identifying them.
Some of the photos that I am going to share you may have seen in other posts, but I will try to keep those to a minimum.

I aim to broaden my knowledge of flowers, plants, trees, animals, insects, and birds. I am still learning if I am wrong, forgive me and let me know so that I can correct my mistake. I will mainly work with the books I have on my bookshelf and google.

Nemesia affinis Leeubekkie
Nemesia affinis Leeubekkie
Nemesia affinis Leeubekkie

The following information I got from my Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa by John Manning

Nemesia NEMESIA, LEEUBEKKIE

“Annual or perennial herbs, Leaves opposite, variously toothed. Flowers solitary in the axils on in loose, leafy racemes, combinations of white, yellow, orange, pink or blue.

Nemesia affinis: Annual herb to 30 cm, with elliptical to lance-shaped toothed leaves, and white, blue, yellow or sometimes red flowers, with oblong upper petals, a raised, cream-coloured to yellow palate with two velvety crests, and a pointed spur, 3-5mm long; fruit as long as or slightly longer and wide. You will find them on sandy and granite slopes and flats from southern Namibia to the Eastern Cape.”

I captured these photos in the West Coast National Park on 22 August 2015.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my my work and read my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment.

‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

Henry Ford