Morning Greetings: 3 August 2021

Good morning everybody,

Hope you all had a good nights rest. I slept like a log. Only woke up once during the night.

Today is the first day in 4 weeks that my home is quiet and I can relax and go on with my day.

Dad is going for his second vaccination today and we are going to see if I can get mine too as a walk in. I did register but I am just afraid the schedule mine in the week that we are not here.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely Winters day. A maximum temperature of 20°C is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Edit
  • Take Dad for Vaccination
  • Prepare dinner

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

Morning Greetings: 2 August 2021

Good morning friends,

I hope that everyone is still in good health.

I have dodged a bullet with Morné having Covid 19 and has been very ill the past 2 weeks. I took his daughter back on Saturday morning. He is only going back to work tomorrow. I thank God for keeping me safe during this period.

As you all know I am supposed to be on a two week break, but I missed blogging so much that I did schedule some post. I feel funny not greeting my online friends every morning.

I am also burning to tell you the fantastic news. Dad phoned me on Saturday evening, now we all know he stays with me only 10 steps away then I am at his door. He saw the flowers in Nieuwoudtville on the TV and had to tell me immediately at 10:00pm we must go. I told him that we could talk about it the next morning.

Super excited and I am not sleepy at all anymore, I started looking at places for us to stay. Most of the places has been booked but I knew we will get something. The flower season has started and so did the tours.

I went to dad yesterday morning and he was already super excited about our flower seeing getaway. We decided on Vanrhynsdorp as our base for the week. First I looked for a place to stay and we got a room at Van Rhyn Guest House. I have already made a list of places we are going to visit. I have three photos in mind for my assignment. One I took in 2013 on our Sanparks tour I want to recapture it, if the scene is still there. Another one is also a recapture of the Church in Nieuwoudtville.

Scene on the R357 on route to Nieuwoudtville Falls
Church in Nieuwoudtville with flowers in the foreground.

The next one is the Quiver Tree Forest. Because the Quiver Tree Forest is on private land and Guest Farm. According to the website if photographers want to take photos at night they must get a permit to do so. I thought it best to rather get permission and not step on any toes. I have to practice to ask for permission, if I want to become a great landscape photographer and get to the beautiful scenes. Well I got the permission and also they asked to send them some of the photos.

Well back to planning our trip. I will pop in again to say hallo. Just had to share the great news with you all.

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

Morning Greetings: 23 July 2021

Good day everybody,

Hope you all had a good nights rest. It is freezing cold here by us. At 8:00am the temperature outside was 0°C.

I had a busy morning so far. Took Morné for a covid test and he tested positive.

I am still fine no symptoms at all so far. I am very grateful for my health. Since he got sick on Saturday I have kept my distance I stay in my office most of the time. I did not want to get the “flu” again.

What baffles my mind is the fact that when the doctor send him to get tested on Wednesday, everywhere you must first register online for a booking. We had to wait until this morning for a spot for him to get tested. Red lights going on for me. Are they really so worried about Covid 19 here in South Africa that you have to wait 2 days to get an appointment to be tested???????

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely day. A maximum temperature of 14°C is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Make Chicken Soup
  • Edit
  • Gaelic Lesson 30 minutes

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

Morning Greetings: 22 July 2021

Good morning everybody,

Hope you all had a good nights rest. I had a very good nights rest. I even slept in until 9:00am…. Yes you read correctly 9:00am. Last night I put an extra blanket on the bed and oh my word I felt so warm and cozy I just did not want to get up at 7:00am.

Today I am taking it very easy and just go with the flow. Who knows maybe I will get more done.

It is the first day without rain and I am taking Willow for a walk after I have finished the laundry.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely cold Winters day. A maximum temperature of 11°C is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Laundry
  • Take Willow for a walk
  • Edit
  • Gaelic Lesson 30 minutes
  • Prepare dinner

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

Morning Greetings: 21 July 2021

Good morning everybody,

Hope you all had a good nights rest.

Last night my brother surprised us with a visit and he spend the night. I offered to take him to his lift this morning. I set my alarm for 5:00am and went to bed at around 10:00pm

I got up at 5:00am but was lying and waiting for the alarm to go off since before 4:00am. It was raining really hard outside and I decided to make beef soup for dinner.

After I got dressed and was ready I still had a few minutes to spare before I had to take my brother to his lift. I got everything ready for the soup and started preparing the veggies.

After I dropped off my brother and got back home washed my hands and continue with the preparation of the veggies for soup. I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker added a whole lot of spices and beefstock. Now I can relax and edit the rest of the day. Only have to go and give it a stir now and again.

According to the weather forecast we are having a very wet, windy and cold day. A maximum temperature of 11°C is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Get Beef Soup started for dinner☑️
  • Edit
  • Gaelic Lesson 30 minutes
  • Tend to my patients

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

Morning Greetings: 20 July 2021

Good morning everybody,

Hope you all had a good nights rest. I had a good nights rest until I woke up in a cold sweat this morning.

I had a nightmare. I dreamt my front wall on the main street fell over and Willow is running around dodging the cars and trucks… First thing I did this morning was go have a look if everything is okay in front…

Today I am focusing on all my edit work. I have a lot dating back till 2015🤦‍♀️My work is always up to date, but my personal photos and holidays is way behind. I need to get up to date. I am not making it easy on myself I try to take photos at least once a week with my camera. Trying out new settings and techniques. This means work is piling up.

According to the weather forecast we are having a freezing cold and wet day. A maximum temperature of 12°C with rain is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Meditate 10 minutes
  • Edit
  • Gaelic Lesson 30 minutes
  • Prepare dinner

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

Morning Greetings: 19 July 2021

Good morning everybody,

Hope you all had a good nights rest.

I did not sleep that good. I was worried I will not hear the alarm for 5:00am. My brother needed a lift. His car broke down. I woke up every hour only to see that I have slept a few minutes. Now I am wide awake and decided to get some work in.

Life is full of surprises… No matter what you plan, the Universe can change it in seconds…. We were suppose to take Nicky back home today, but plans changed without any warning…

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely cold Winters day. A maximum temperature of 16°C and rain later in the afternoon is predicted.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Meditate 10 minutes
  • Edit
  • Schedule posts
  • Do research for assignment
  • Gaelic Lesson 30 minutes
  • Prepare dinner

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

Morning Greetings: 18 July 2021

Good morning friends,

I hope you all had a good nights rest.

This morning I am posting from Sonstraaldam. I woke up early so that I could get some early morning photos.

I have my tripod, remote shutter and my chair. I also packed in some coffee to heat me from inside.

Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Taking Dawn Photos at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Taking Dawn Photos at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Camera ready, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa

Well I did not get my mist over the water today. Will try in spring again when the days are warmer.

We are going to have another beautiful Winters day. With a maximum temperature of 21 °C predicted. At the moment it is about 6°C.

On my To-Do List for today:

  • Take photos at dawn and sunrise at Sonstraaldam.
  • Edit
  • Schedule Monday and Tuesday’s posts.
  • Learn Gaelic
  • Read a book

With all my heart thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to look at my posts.

I am truly grateful for every view, like, follow and comment I receive from you. I know I am not always responding with a message back on comments but I do read and like them all.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen

Morning Greetings: 17 July 2021

Good morning friends,

It is another beautiful Winters day. The sun is shining, a cool breeze blowing.

Willow and I am going for a walk today. Yesterday she has been a very good girl. I am very proud of her.

When I come back from our walk I have a few things to do.

  • Schedule the next 3 days post
  • Revise all the Gaelic I have learned so far.
  • Think about my assignment and try to figure out where I want to go for photos.

I hope you all have a lovely day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen

Morning Greetings: 16 July 2021

Good morning friends,

I hope you all had a peaceful nights rest.

We are heading out for the day.

It is a beautiful cool winters day with a maximum temperature of 18°C.

Have a fabulous day everyone.

🤗Big Virtual Hug

Coreen