Berghoff Fynbos Farm Part 7 of 10

During our walk we saw a “fountain” or so we thought anyway. When we got closer and saw the pipes on the ground we figured out that our “fountain” is just a broken pipe.

That did not stop us from taking advantage of it to cool down before we start walking again.

Desiree did not want to get wet and Dad and Armand dragged her in the water. She laughed so much it did not take them long before she was soaked. We had such a laugh.

I am very glad that my boys are so close with their Grandfather and both of them reminds me alot of my Father. They love playing tricks on people and can be very naughty in a good way of course.

Mornè cooling down

Dad and Armand dragging Desiree to the water.

Dad cooling down

Lian cooling down

Armand, Desiree and I enjoying the cool water
Photo credit to Mornè who held my camera while I went to cool of also.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. I truly hope you are enjoying our stay at Berghoff Fynbos Farm just as much as we did.

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Part 6 of 10

Rockformations is one of my weaknesses. I always try to see what it looks like. At Berghoff Fynbos Farm there was no shortage of different Rockformations…

Meet Peet and Mr Camel….

Hi there, I am Pete…

Pather head

Canonball Ant-hill

Heartshape rock by the water.

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

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Part 4 of 10

The morning of dad’s birthday I woke up very early to capture the sunrise and to prepare his birthday breakfast.

It was so peaceful and quiet. Just before sunrise the birds started singing and flying from one protea tree to the next one. Unfortunately I could not capture them because I was busy with breakfast and had to go inside and check on the progress from time to time…

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. Hope you enjoyed the sunrise just as much as I did.

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Part 3 of 10

Nothing beats a glass of gin, cranberry juice and tonic while sitting and enjoying the sounds and views before sunset….

Birds calling to one another while getting ready for bed… Even the insects are more noisy than during the day…

Then there is my dad collecting extra wood so that we can make a “geselsvuurtjie” as he calls it. Let me explain this is the fire that is made after the food is finished and we all gather around the fire and sit and talk… These are precious times that I will cherish for the rest of my life….

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

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Part 2 of 10

We visited Berghoff Fynbos Farm in December 2018 to celebrate dad’s birthday.

The road to the house was not really suitable for a sedan but we made it. When we got there the house was open and we could just walk in. I thought it was going to be very warm inside the house, but it was refreshing and cool… We sorted out the sleeping arrangements and started unpacking the car and got settled.

We then went outside to drink a cooldrink on the stoop and waited for my dad, brother and his wife and kids. They only came through a bit later.

The views however from the stoop was gorgeous and the first thing I unpacked was my camera and started clicking away…

After drinking my cooldrink I grabbed my camera and went exploring. I just could not sit still and admire the views from the stoop any longer. It was like an invisible hand pushed me to go and explore…

Now as you all know I love capturing flowers and beautiful landscapes. Berghoff Fynbos Farm surely don’t have shortage of both. The dam or pond what ever you like to call it was the focal point of most of my photo’s during the weekend and I promise you you will have seen it from different angels by the time we reach post 10 of our weekend.

I hope you enjoy my walk with me…. Oh and if you see the photo of a stick. Look closely it is not a stick… I was taking photos of a flower when the stick walked over the pathway underneath the flower. The sudden movement startled me a bit until I saw it was a stick insect.

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

“If you can dream it you can do it” Walt Disney

Quick photo stop at Vygeboomdam

During school holidays my boyfriends daughter come visit us. I always try to take her out at least twice a week.

Although I have alot of editing work waiting at home I also take my camera with and well you guessed it make some more edit work for myself. But it is worth it. To see her running around, exploring and when she sees something the way her little face lit up is priceless…

Vygeboomdam is not that big and although the sign says no fishing the people don’t care they do just as they please… It is no wonder there were only a handful of ducks to see.

It is no wonder they say humans are the most dangerous animals on earth. Some humans have only their own interest at heart and do not think how their actions impacts nature around them.

What to do when loadshedding start….

In the beginning of the year we had a lot of loadshedding. One Sunday afternoon we decided to braai and tried to pass the time. Every session was around 2 hours. It was a hot day and much cooler outside.

I took my camera out and started taking photos of the birds in the trees and of the sky…..

Here is some of the photos taken of the birds in the trees…. I also played around with the settings that is why some of the sky is lighter and others darker.

My favorite part of the evening was when I started taking photos of the ever changing clouds… See if you can spot the smiley face in the clouds…

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and I look forward to hearing from you.

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Part 1/10

Dad turned 72 in December 2018 and for the first time in years we went away as a family.

My dad Ivan, myself, my two handsome boys Armand, Lian, my boyfriend Mornè, his daughter Desiree, my Brother Wouter, his wife Kathleen, their two little ones Aran and Morgan. Never since I moved out of the house have we went away as a family.

Spending time with family is very important to me.

Berghoff Fynbos Farm is a great place to have a break from the hustle and bustle of city live.

I told the children we would be cut off from the outside world, but to our surprise when we got there they left us a Wi-Fi code. The children were in 7th heaven but to my surprise they did not sit looking at their little screens the whole day.

We played fingerboard and later they started playing cards.

As I share more photos of our visit to Berghoff I will tell you some more about our weekend.

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

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

My photo someone’s qoute… 24 May 2019

“A Vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives.” Unknown

Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 countdown… 78 days and 1 hour….

Taking in the views…

If you are to faraway from the beach and need to relax go to your nearest pond or lake. Water has a calming effect on most of us…

It does not matter how big or small the pond is, it seems to hypnotize you into a calm state of mind just sitting and watching at the water and the reflections in it.

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

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney