Good Morning: 27 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful night’s rest. I slept like a log.

I got up at 4:45am this morning to go to Botterblom Nature Reserve. I left home at 5:20am and got home at 9:10am. It was a beautiful morning and I was blessed with hardly any wind and a few clouds in the sky. I did make on boo boo this morning. When I use my lens on the tripod I switch off the image stabilizer. I used my 18-55mm for pond photos, and then I switch to my 70-300mm for birding. I then switch back to my 18-55mm and forgot to switch image stabilizer on again 🤦‍♀️ I took hundreds of flower photos handheld, with my camera bag on my back. I only realized this when I got home and took my lens out of my bag to clean it. I just hope my hand was steady enough while photographing the flowers… I will not make that mistake again…

What really matters is that I got up, got out and enjoyed the shoot. I could not believe when I got to the car and saw that it was 9:00am. I was walking, shooting and discovering the most beautiful little flowers. Now keep your fingers crossed that at least one of these came out.

Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite
Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite
Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite
Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite

While busy writing this blog, I am watching some YouTube videos and I am very happy to say that I am not the first one who made this mistake…

According to the weather forecast, we are having a beautiful cloudy but warm Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 29 °C and winds up to 18km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Go to Botterblom Nature Reserve ✔
  • Edit Botterblom Nature Reserve📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare Dinner.🥩🥦🍽

Well, that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 26 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful night’s rest.

I got up at 7:10am this morning. If it weren’t for Ogies I would still be sleeping. Yesterday’s outing to Botterblom Nature Reserve was super fun, but now my brain is working in overdrive. I have so many compositions in mind and I can’t wait to go there again.

Yesterday was supposed to be Laundry day, but the washing powder was finished and dad forgot to tell me we used the last bag. We went to the shop yesterday afternoon and got some.

I have already loaded the first load and gave dad his breakfast. Now I am going to start editing the rest of yesterday’s photos. I am curious to see how it looks and then do my planning for tomorrow morning.

They say it is going to be cloudy and that works in my favor for some drama in the air. I will have to see about the wind though. But this will only affect my long exposure photos and my flower photos. If the wind is a problem I can switch over to my long 70-300mm lens and do some birding photography. There is so much to capture in that little Nature Reserve.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a beautiful cloudy but warm Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 28 °C and winds up to 25km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Take out Trash✔
  • Do Laundry🧦🥼👕👖
  • Edit Botterblom Nature Reserve📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare Dinner.🥩🥦🍽

Well, that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 25 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest.

I got up at 5:10am this morning. I went to the Botterblom Nature Reserve to take some photos. More on this in a post later today.

According to the weather forecast we are having a beautiful Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 25 °C and winds up to 22km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Botterblom Nature Reserve📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare Dinner.

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate – Food Photography #9

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa (2021-02-14)

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

Alan D. Wolfelt

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate – Food Photography #7

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa (2021-02-14)

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

Alan D. Wolfelt

Good Morning: 24 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest. I slept like a log.

We have loadshedding again from 8:00am to 10:30am. We will go walking with Willow during this time.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely sunny and windy Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 20 °C and winds up to 32km/h.

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Take Willow for a walk. 🚶‍♀️🐕‍🦺
  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Schedule posts for week ahead.

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate – Food Photography #6

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa (2021-02-14)

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

Alan D. Wolfelt

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate – Food Photography #5

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa (2021-02-14)

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

Alan D. Wolfelt

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate – Food Photography #4

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa (2021-02-14)

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

Alan D. Wolfelt

Good Morning: 23 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest. It has been a very windy and stormy night here by us.

This morning I went outside to feed the birds and it started raining very hard.

At the moment we are trying to collect as much of the rain water we can. The holes in the braairoom’s roof makes this easy. Morné also devised a plan to collect some of the rain water and storing it in a large oil drum. It got filled in only half a night of rain. W are looking for another Oil container like this to put beneath the existing one. But for now we use that space to store what is left of the patio chairs.

Our new rain water collection system.

According to the weather forecast we are having a cool, wet and windy Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 18 °C and winds up to 25km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Schedule posts for week ahead.

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen