Good Morning: 28 February 2021

Good morning friends,

It is a beautiful morning in the garden. It is already hot outside.

According to the weather forecast we are going to have another scorcher today 39°C.

I just watered the plants to help them cope with the heat of today. Will have to give them some water tonight again when it cools down.

Tomorrow is supposed to be the start of Autumn. But summer came very late this year. Normally the high thirties was in December/January.

Today we are making pickled onions.

We try to do something in the kitchen at least once a month. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves and do it every second Sunday.

Have a wonderful day.

🤗Big virtual hug.

Coreen

Silent Sunday: 28 February 2021

Views from Ferry on route back to Scrabster

“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu

Just a Random Photo: 28 February 2021

Table View

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Sunday Portraits: 28 February 2021

Red-Knobbed Coot, Sonstraaldam

With all my heart, thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my Sunday Portraits.

Have a Blessed day.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Squared: 28 February 2021

Baby Blue Hydrangea

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

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #172

Carrot Seedlings (2020/10/24)

Carrot Seedlings
Carrot Seedlings

“Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” ~Myron S. Kaufman

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Gratitude. Love. Positivity: 28 February 2021

“Sometimes we forget what we deserve because we are too busy listening to the noise of the world, instead of our soul.” ~ Law of Attraction

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 229/365

Good Morning,

Hope you had a peaceful night. Here is my quote for today.

“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” ~ Aristotle

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

Kind regards,

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 28 February

Good Morning,

Repeat Affirmation throughout the day.

“I am on a journey, ever-growing and developing.”

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 27 February 2021

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Indigo

Indigo, Lewertjie, Postberg, West Coast National Park

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

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Caturday: 27 February 2021

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my post.

Have a wonderful Caturday.

Coreen

Just a Random Photo: 27 February 2021

Veldkool, Postberg, West Coast National Park

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Saturday Landscapes: 27 February 2021

West Coast National Park

“Don’t look for new landscapes, use new eyes to see what is already there.” ~ Gerald Causse

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

Have a amazing Saturday.

Coreen

Squared: 27 February 2021

Jasmine

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

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Good Morning: 27 February 2021

Good morning friends,

I am posting on the go this morning. Still dark outside. Currently we are in Caledon.

The wind is howling and it is cold outside.

We left home around 3:50am. Our first stop Caledon on our way to Riviersonderend. Getting lighter now.

You must all have a lovely day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #171

Strawberry and Cream Hydrangea (2020/10/24)

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Gratitude. Love. Positivity: 27 February 2021

“Do not get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reaction.” ~ The Law of Attraction

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 228/365

Good Morning,

Hope you had a peaceful night. Here is my quote for today.

“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

Kind regards,

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 27 February

Good Morning,

Repeat Affirmation throughout the day.

“Happiness is my true nature. I deserve to be happy.”

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

Fauna and Flora Friday: 26 February 2021

Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos

Spiny shrubs, often sprawling, sometimes cobwebby. Leaves alternate, overlapping, small, with spiny or bristly margins and often spine-tipped. Flowerheads solitary and sessile, radiate, with 4 rows of stiff, hairless, often recurved involucre bracts with spiny margins, joined at the base. Ray florets sterile, 4-toothed, yellow. Disc florets fertile, deeply 5-lobbed; fruits oblong or ellipsoid, smooth, without a pappus. Coastal Bush in the extreme southwestern Cape.

Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos,Durbanville Nature Reserve
Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos,Durbanville Nature Reserve
Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos,Durbanville Nature Reserve
Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos,Durbanville Nature Reserve
Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos,Durbanville Nature Reserve
Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos,Durbanville Nature Reserve

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~Frank Lloyd Write

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. I hope you also learned something new today.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 26 February 2021

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Froetang, Romulea cruciata

Froetang, Romulea cruciata, West Coast National Park

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound” ~Edwin Curran

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Gratitude. Love. Positivity: 26 February 2021

Good day friends,

“When it comes to love relationships, often people think that they want a particular person. But if you think about it deeply, it is not really the particular person that they want. What they really want is to be blissfully happy with the perfect person. Yet still they try and tell the Universe WHO that person is. If the Universe isn’t delivering, then the message from the Universe is loud and clear: “I just checked twenty years ahead, and the bliss and happiness you deserve will not happen in this relationship.”

Why is it that we think we know more than The One who can see everything?”

~ Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne

I believe that everybody you meet and even have a relationship with is part of the plan the Universe has for you to grow and learn. No one knows what is going to happen tomorrow, one moment someone is in your life, and the next it is as if they never existed… In my case it works like that anyway.

The Universe knows what I want in my “perfect person and relationship”.

Have a fabulous day and remember life is short, live everyday as if there is no tomorrow.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

Just a Random Photo: 26 February 2021

West Coast National Park

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Good Morning: 26 February 2021

Good morning friends,

Wow, it is Friday again. Time goes by tooo fast these days.

It is a beautiful morning here in my garden. According to the weather forecast we are going to have another hot and windy day, 31°C.

Mornè asked me yesterday if I would like to accompany him on Saturday morning. He is putting in a extra trip at work. I saw an outing and photo opportunity.

We are leaving at 4:00am on Saturday morning. Looking forward to the outing. Hope I get the chance to take some awesome photos.

On today’s s To-Do List

  • Edit
  • Schedule tomorrow’s posts
  • Let dad know he must wake himself for Breakfast tomorrow morning.
  • Make dinner
  • Charge batteries for camera.
  • Pack camera bag.

Thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to look at my posts. I truly appreciate it.

Have a fabulous day. Keep safe.

Coreen

Squared: 26 February 2021

Stonehill River Lodge, Swellendam

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

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #170

Beetroot Seedlings (2020/10/24)

“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” ~Jenny Uglow

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 227/365

Good Morning,

Hope you had a peaceful night. Here is my quote for today.

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” ~ Buddha

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

Kind regards,

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 26 February

Good Morning,

Repeat Affirmation throughout the day.

“I am grateful for all the good and bad times I’ve gone through. They have shaped me into a beautiful and strong person I am today.”

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 25 February 2021

Good day friends,

Today we are still in the Goegap Nature Reserve just outside of Springbok.

Bittergousblom, Arctotis fastuosa, Goegap Nature Reserve
Bittergousblom, Arctotis fastuosa, Goegap Nature Reserve
Dad help to keep flower steady so I can take a photo.
Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Sunflax, Sporrie, Goegap Nature Reserve
Zebra lying down. Oryx in the background, Goegap Nature Reserve
Zebras and a Oryx in the Goegap Nature Reserve
Zebras and a Oryx in the Goegap Nature Reserve

“It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.”  ~Unknown

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Gratitude. Love. Positivity: 25 February 2021

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 25 February 2021

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Stachys aethiopica, African Stachys, Katbossie

Stachys aethiopica, African Stachys, Katbossie, Postberg, West Coast National Park

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”  ~Buddha

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Just a Random Photo: 25 February 2021

Postberg, West Coast National Park

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Good morning: 25 February 2021

Good morning friends,

The nights are getting to short for me. Every evening I get into bed and a hour later I am still tossing and turning. My mind is all over the place. Then when I fall asleep it feels like I only closed my eyes for a minute.

I feel like climbing back in bed and sleep the whole day. But it would be a shame to waste a day in bed.

It is such a beautiful day and according to the weather forecast we are going to be blown away and it is going to be a warm day, 27°C.

Delicious Monster

I mixed things up this morning. To wake up I went outside and water the garden. I forgot to do it yesterday evening. Then I made myself a nice cup of pomegranate infused Rooibos Tea and did my quiet time in my office.

Getting ready for the day

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Go to the Post office
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland 2019
  • Schedule some posts for next month, because I will be focusing on studies full time.
  • Make dinner.
  • Read before bedtime. Maybe it will help me sleep…

Thank you very much for your ongoing support and taking the time to look at my post. I truly appreciate it.

Have a fantastic day. Remember to be grateful for all that you have even if it isn’t a lot.

Big virtual hug 🤗

Coreen

Squared: 25 February 2021

White Rose, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

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

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #169

Baby Blue Hydrangea (2020/10/24)

“Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden.”  ~Unknown

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 226/365

Good Morning,

Hope you had a peaceful night. Here is my quote for today.

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

Kind regards,

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 25 February

Good Morning,

Repeat Affirmation throughout the day.

“I am the sky, not the clouds.”

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

The Four Agreements: Part 4

Good day friends,

Over the next few weeks, I am reading, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just an ordinary person, and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Domestication and the Dream of the Planet: Part 2

“Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.”

The Four Agreements by Don Migual Ruiz


Through repetition, the people hooked our attention and put information into our minds. By paying attention, we learned how to behave. What to believe and what not to. We have learned what is acceptable and what is not. What is good and bad. What is beautiful and what is ugly. We also learned the difference between right and wrong.

Everywhere we go, we listen to what the people are teaching us. The same happens in the family dynamic. Mom, Dad, brothers, and sisters are all trying to get your attention. We also learn how to get attention from other humans. We also become very competitive. Children seek the attention of their parents, teachers, and friends. The need for attention becomes very strong, and it never stops.

My thoughts on the above.

We are like sponges. We gather information in school, at Church, from our parents and friends. In the modern age we are also hooked by Television, Social Media and the Internet. We then decide what is acceptable for us. Every person has his or her own perception.

Children will do different things to get attention. They love the praise they get. Some parents even award their children with gifts or money. Others will resort to something wrong to get attention.

We as humans are very competitive and we would hurt others just to get noticed.

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Schedule for Gratitude. Love. Positivity Posts

  • Monday – Practicing Gratitude (Using The Magic by Rhonda Byrne as guideline)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday – Talk about current book. (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Thursday – Quote on a photo.
  • Friday – Refer to something in The daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
  • Saturday and Sunday – Quotes

Grand Tour Of Scotland: Aberdeen #3

Day 5: 15 August 2019 – Exploring Aberdeen

Sir William Wallace 1270- 1305

He was born in 1270, probably near Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. He was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Sir William Wallace is remembered for leading the Scottish resistance forces to free Scotland from English rule. Many of the stories about Wallace (which are not supported by documentary evidence) have been traced to a late 15th-century romance ascribed to Harry the Minstrel, or “Blind Harry.”

After his betrayal and capture, Wallace was taken to London, where he was tried. He was found guilty, hanged, disemboweled, beheaded, and quartered on 23rd August 1305.

Wallace’s death did not end Scotland’s Wars of Independence. Robert the Bruce continued the fight and achieved victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

The William Wallace Statue was erected 1888 in Aberdeen, Scotland, and depicts Sir William Wallace. Sculpted by William Grant Stevenson, the statue is positioned opposite His Majesty’s Theatre and across from Union Terrace Gardens.

William Wallace Statue, Aberdeen

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 24 February 2021

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Frangipani

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

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #168

Strawberry Plants (2020/10/24)

“Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” ~Myron S. Kaufman

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Good Morning: 24 February 2021

Good morning friends,

What a busy morning I had so far. Did some work in the garden. Cut of the dried seeds. Fed the pets, Swept and dusted my office, Sunroom and bedroom. Just got back after making dad his breakfast and making sure he drink his medication.

It is a beautiful morning outside. There is a moderate breeze and according to the weather forecast it is going to be around 27°C today.

While I was busy in the garden Shadow was waiting patiently on our chair.

Shadow Waiting Patiently

The cosmos is flowering beautifully. I just wish I had different colors. But I will get some for next year.

White Cosmos

Today I must finish the module I am busy studying. The first half was super boring. I hope today’s half is not that boring.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Study the last few pages of the module
  • Write my posts for today
  • Edit
  • Schedule posts
  • Make dinner

Well let me get started with my day.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

Just a Random Photo: 24 February 2021

Postberg, West Coast National Park

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Wordless Wednesday: 24 February 2021

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

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Squared: 24 February 2021

Red Rose, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

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

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 225/365

Good Morning,

Hope you had a peaceful night. Here is my quote for today.

“The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.” ~ Robert Collier

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

Kind regards,

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 24 February

Good Morning,

Repeat Affirmation throughout the day.

“I have the energy and passion to make my thoughts reality.”

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

The Four Agreements: Part 3

Good day friends,

Over the next few weeks I am going to read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and just give you a summary of what I read and how I understand it. I am just a normal person and I find it interesting how different people see the world. This is not based on any typical religion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please keep an open mind.

Below is the first few paragraphs of the next chapter. I tried to do a summary of it but then it will only say. Our whole life is just a dream and with Covid for some it’s a nightmare…

Domestication and the Dream of the Planet: Part 1

“What you are seeing and hearing right now is nothing but a dream. You are dreaming right now at this moment. You are dreaming with the brain awake.
Dreaming is the main function of the mind, and the mind dreams twenty-four hours a day. It dreams when the brain is awake, and it also dreams when the brain is asleep. The difference is that when the brain is awake, there is a material frame that makes us perceive things in a linear way. When we go to sleep we do not have the frame, and the dream has the tendency to change constantly.
Humans are dreaming all the time. Before we were born the humans before us created a big outside dream that we will call society’s dream or the dream of the planet. The dream of the planet is the collective dream of billions of smaller, personal dreams, which together create a dream of a family, a dream of a community, a dream of a city, a dream of a country, and finally a dream of the whole humanity. The dream of the planet includes all of society’s rules, its beliefs, its laws, its religions, its different cultures and ways to be. Its governments, schools, social events, and holidays.”

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

What do I think the author is trying to say to us? I find it difficult to put my thoughts on paper. It is all over the place right now. When I first read this book, I found this chapter confusing. Still do, but this is my thoughts on the above. We are awake and dreaming. Does dreaming refer to thinking? Even when I go to bed at night, my brain does not “switch off” I am always thinking. I get the weirdest dreams at night, I dream of places I have not even seen before or read about . Is that a dream within a dream? I do not always go with what society feels is the way to do things. Does this mean that my dream is different from societies? I also want to live in peace, I believe that respect and good manners are a important part of life. But when you look at the world a big part of humanity does not have respect or good manners?

I would love to hear some of your thoughts on this. Like I said I don’t think I really understand what the author is trying to say, but I am keeping an open mind.

With all my heart, thank you for your continued support.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge:

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Field of Sunflax and Marguarite

Field of Sunflax and Marguerite, Postberg, West Coast National Park

“Minds are like flowers, they open only when the time is right.” ~Stephen Richards

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Good Morning: 23 February 2021

Good morning friends,

It is a beautiful morning here in my garden with a cool breeze. According to the weather forecast it is going to be 24 °C.

Flowering Yukka
Cosmos

I woke up this morning feeling tired. Buddy my Fox Terrier was very restless during the night. Around 4:40am this morning he started walking up and down. He goes outside then turn around and come inside again. He has 2 beds in the room. One by the door and the other one next to my bed. He keeps bumping into the furniture and every time I put on my light so that he can get to his bed. Not long after I switch off the light he gets out of bed and start walking around.

He is getting old and I know it is time for him to join his brother and Ruby, but it hurts so much just thinking about it.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Take dad to renew the car license.
  • Take dad to the bank.
  • Edit
  • Read my few pages for my Gratitude. Love. Positivity post.
  • Cook dinner.

Well I am going to start my day now. Thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to look at my post.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen