West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Hartlaub’s Gull #6

Hartlaubs Gulls in a field of wildflowers, Plankiesbaai, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa
(2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #6

Greater Flamingo, Seeberg Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #5

Greater Flamingo, Geelbek Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Double-collared Sunbird #2

Greater Double-collared Sunbird, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Cotula turbinata #2

Cotula turbinata, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Wildlife ~ Eland #1

Eland, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Cape Twinspur #1

Cape Twinspur, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Common Slugwort #1

Common Slugwort, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Common Ostrich #2

Common Ostrich, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Cattle Egret #3

Cattle Egret , Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Butterfly Lily #3

Butterfly Lily, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Wax Creeper, Bokhorinkies #2

Wax Creeper, Bokhorinkies, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Bokbaaivygie #4

Bokbaaivygie, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

The Four Agreements: Part 31

Good day friends,

Over the next few months, I am reading, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Some days  I will Quote a page or 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 and cultures 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.

The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions – Part 5

“We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. We assume that others think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge, and abuse the way we abuse. This is the biggest assumption that humans make. And this is why we have a fear of being ourselves around others. Because we think everyone else will judge us, victimize us, abuse us, and blame us as we do ourselves. So even before others have a chance to reject us, we have already rejected ourselves. That is the way the human mind works.

We also make assumptions about ourselves, and this creates a lot of inner conflict. “I think I am able to do this.” You make this assumption, for instance, then you discover you aren’t able to do it. You overestimate or underestimate yourself because you haven’t taken the time to ask yourself questions and to answer them. Perhaps you need to gather more facts about a particular situation. Or maybe you need to stop lying to yourself about what you truly want.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

WE MUST STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS!!!!

This is so true. I for one is guilty of thinking others think and see life like me and then I am disappointed when I realize that they have their own way.

I overestimate and underestimate myself regularly. I am always up to try something new even if I haven’t done it before. Sometimes you get it right and your self-esteem get a boost, other times it is one massive failure and when you fail you start blaming yourself for even trying… I have learned that I have to ask myself a few questions before I say yes to a challenge.

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by. Thank you for your continued support. I am truly grateful for every view, like, follow and comment.

Stay safe and think positive thoughts.

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

Grand Tour Of Scotland: On Route to Scrabster ~ Part 6

Day 6: 16 August 2019 Thurso – Part 3

Thurso United Reformed Church

Thurso United Reformed Church, Thurso, Scotland
Thurso United Reformed Church, Thurso, Scotland
Thurso United Reformed Church, Thurso, Scotland

Thurso Castle

Positioned on the main route between Norway and the Western Isles, Thurso Castle was originally a Viking stronghold. It was later acquired by the powerful Sinclair family and in 1660 the castle was substantially rebuilt. In the late nineteenth century the entire structure was transformed into a Gothic style mansion and these are the ruins that survive today.

Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Views from Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Views from Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland
Thurso Castle,Thurso, Scotland

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

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Good day friends,

It is with a happy and Grateful heart I am writing this post.

In September 2020 I said that in a years time I would like my daily views to grow to a 1000 a day. Tomorrow it is 1 September 2021 and the past week or so my views has climbed to over 1000 a day. I am truly grateful for every view, like and follow I get.

Being a photographer is the best job in the world. I get to capture all the beauty in the world. I have the pleasure to capture many happy memories for others and for myself. It is not always easy, and it is hard work. I still have trouble choosing photos. I would rather edit thousands than miss that one wow photo I did not see in the group….

This means that I have so many photos to share with you and maybe one day I will start selling some of them. Selling my nature and landscape photos is also on my Wishlist for the near future.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for your continued support and taking the time to look at my photos and my posts.

🤗Big Virtual Hug🤗

Coreen

West Coast National Park: Bokbaaivygie #3

Bokbaaivygie, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

Morning Greetings: 31 August 2021

Good morning friends,

How are you doing this morning?

And so the last day of Winter has arrived. What a beautiful cold winter we had with plenty of sunshine and rain. Tomorrow it is 1 September 2021 and the first day of Spring. Jippee….

I received an sms last night that my lens and filters will be delivered today. I am like a child on Christmas morning, can’t wait to test out my new toy and well you can call it another “business partner”. Without my camera’s, lenses and rest of my gear, I will not be able to do my job. I am so grateful and happy today.

According to the weather forecast we are having a freezing cold and cloudy Winters day. A maximum temperature of 14°C is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Sort and pick photos of pageant for editing.
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland
  • Edit one photo of each contestant that paid their fee.
  • Prepare dinner
  • Gaelic lesson

With all my heart, thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to read my post. I am truly grateful for every view, like, follow, and comment I receive.

May you have a day filled with laughter and love.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 31 August 2021 – Cape Honeysuckle

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Cape Honeysuckle, Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa

“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

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #18

Abrahamskraal Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir