Good Day: 1 January 2022

Good day friends,

Wishing everyone a Blessed and Amazing 2022. Always be grateful for what you have and spend time with your loved ones.

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

When I woke up this morning it was raining. What a welcome sight, this means that the water tanks are filling up again. Our Heavenly Father are always on time.

Raining on New Years

Update on Dad

I am very happy to report that Dad is doing much better. Yesterday they called in a Dietician because Dad did not want to eat anything. She prescribed some meal replacements and Dad’s nurse said he is happy to report that Dad is finishing one after the other. Dad had some dried blood blocking his nose and that was why he could not get sufficient oxygen. Johan, Dad’s nurse told me this morning that he saw that Dad was trying to inhale but nothing happened. He then had a look and saw the blockage. He cleaned Dad’s nose and since then his breathing improved a lot.

When I visited him this morning he was sitting up and we talked the whole time. He did lose a few days and he told me they moved him last night. I asked him how do he know he was moved, he told me the clock against the wall has moved. The last he recall was bed 24 and he has been moved to bed 6 since Tuesday. I read him all his Christmas Messages and Get Well messages again. Dad is talking about all his “work” that he is missing out on and that he will have to get caught up when he gets home. He has a pink file with the weather forecasts in from 2014. Every day he makes a note in is dairy of what the weather was like that day. I will keep notes for Dad until he gets home.

The Doctor said Dad still has a long way to complete recovery, but Dad is doing great and everything is improving nicely. Today he is getting his first of 6 B12 injections.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is not out of the woods yet but we are getting there.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a wet and humid Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 23°C and winds up to 21.600 km/h.

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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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 27 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas weekend. I can’t really tell you anything about mine though. I was sleeping most of the time.

Well, Dad is still in hospital. According to his doctor he had a heart attack early last week. That means he either had one before we left for Beaufort West or while we were on the farm. Dad never said a word. He still keeps saying that he is couching due to the “hay fever”.

I phoned this morning and the nurse says dad is doing better. He is just coughing a lot and they are putting him on stronger antibiotics.

I wish I can go visit him but I can not even sit up straight long enough to drink a cup of coffee. Today I am drinking the last of my antibiotics. I am still coughing but not all the time. Only when I talk or move to much….

According to the weather forecast, we are having a cloudy and humid Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 22°C and winds up to 21.600 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Phone Hospital to find out how dad is doing.
  • Sleep….

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 24 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

Today I am fighting very hard to keep the tears away….

I went to the doctor yesterday and he said that I either have pneumonia or covid. He send me for a proper test yesterday because according to him the rapid tests are not accurate enough. I am waiting for my results. My fever keeps playing games with me. Up and down the whole time. I am on a trip from all the medicine, so please forgive me if my sentences don’t make any sense.

Lian, my youngest took dad to his doctors appointment yesterday and then phoned me to say that the doctor said dad must be admitted immediately. He has fluids on his lungs and heart failure. He was also tested for Covid but I got his results this morning it is negative. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…..

We will not be celebrating Christmas this year while dad is in hospital. We will do it when he gets home. I am not allowed to go see him at all and it is killing me. My dad is my biggest supporter and is always there for me, and now I can’t be there for him because I am sick in bed….

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot, cloudy and humid Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 30°C and winds up to 25.200 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Phone Hospital to find out how dad is doing.
  • Sleep….

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 23 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I have no idea where this tingle in my throat came from. It started Monday night when I went to bed. I ate two teaspoons of honey and lemon and it was better. Tuesday morning I was still had the tingle and I stopped at the one garage and got myself some Halls to suck on. It worked like a charm. When we got to the farm I was still feeling okay. Still coughing and very tired because I only had 2 hours of sleep and the road was very busy and the other drivers change lanes without signaling I had to be very alert all the time.

I had a slight headache so I drank two tablets and went to lie down for about 45 minutes. After my nap I felt great, no headache, just this tingling in my throat the whole time. Corrie, our host took us on a 4×4 drive showing us the farm. I just saw compositions galore, the most beautiful rocks, flowers, wildlife. I was still feeling great. I did not cough anymore I took in all the fresh Karoo air.

When we got back that is when it hit me. I had a fever, everyone are cold and I am the only one burning out. I took my temperature 41.7°C. I did not want to tell dad he would start panicking. I drank 2 another two tablets for the fever and cooled my self down to 37.7°C with a wet cloth and water under the aircon.

I was so excited to capture a proper Karoo Sunset and Sunrise. I did not even had the energy to pick up my camera.

The five hour drive home was the longest 500km in my life. All I wanted was a cool shower and something for the cough and the headache.

This morning my temperature is 37.8°C. I have a appointment for 11:00 at my doctor.

Dad has been coughing for a while now and he never makes an appointment with his doctor. So this morning I made one for him. His cough also got worst with our visit to Beaufort West.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot, cloudy and humid Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 29°C and winds up to 25.200 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Go to the doctor at 11:00 am
  • Download photos and sort.
  • Take Dad to the doctor at 4:45 pm
  • Go to pharmacy to collect our medication.
  • Go to shop for bread and milk
  • Sleep….

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 20 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

Today is going to be another very busy day. Dad and I are going to do our last Christmas shopping, then I need to finish tonight’s lasagna I made yesterday, I have to wrap the presents, pack my bag for the week, charge camera batteries, and go fetch Lian at the airport.

I am so looking to the few days break. Dad and I are taking Armand to Beaufort West he is going to visit his girlfriend until the New Year. We will be leaving tomorrow morning at 4:00am and will return on Thursday evening.

I have scheduled posts for the days I am not here. I don’t know if I will have any reception, but if I do I will try to post a photo or two.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 35°C and winds up to 25.200 km/h.

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I have received my marks for my assignment, 90%. The only remark my tutor gave me is to edit my photos more and make use of presets…. Well I am not a big fan of presets by other photographers, if I use it it will be what I made myself. I also like to keep my photos as close to how they looked in real life.

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Last Christmas shopping
  • Pack bag for week
  • Wrap Presents
  • Charge batteries
  • Make sure all the dried food of animals are topped up and waterbowls has fresh water.
  • Pick up Lian at the airport
  • Finish up Dinner
  • What ever pops up that needs to be done.

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 18 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 35°C and winds up to 25.200 km/h.

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We went to the beach with Willow this morning. It was low tide. Today I got in a lot more exercise than I bargained for. I think tomorrow I won’t be able to walk. Willow and I did a few sprints down the beach. I wanted to stop because I was getting tired but Willow just went on and on… She is a very good fitness trainer and pushes my limits.

It was a beautiful morning at the beach and I am truly grateful and blessed to only live 30 km and a 35 minute drive from the beach. That is when there is no traffic.

Today was not a photography outing, but I did put my camera bag and tripod in the boot just in case I see something. After I dried Willow with her towel and gave her some water, Morné took Willow and I grabbed my camera and tripod to take a few photos of Table Mountain from the dunes. I will share these at a later date.

I tried to make a video please excuse the poor quality but it is difficult walking with Willow and hold your phone. I am thinking of getting myself a go-pro to film our outings on.

Walk at Table View Beach
Table Mountain, Table View, Cape Town, South Africa
Willow catching the bubbles….
Willow
Table Mountain….

I am still waiting on my Landscape and Travel Photographer Tutor to mark my assignment. I go to my inbox every hour to see if he has marked it yet. I am super exited.

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Download and back up photos.
  • Schedule posts for next of the year.
  • Prepare Dinner

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 17 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

What can I say. Yesterday was a lovely cool day, I did not do much spend most of my time in the kitchen, at dad’s or outside in the garden. I had a slight headache last night when I went to bed woke up around 4:00am and it was still there. I drank two tablets and went back to bed. I woke up only around 7:30am when Willow licked me.

Morné only went to work at 8:00am today. I normally wake up when he puts my coffee on my nightstand and kiss me goodbye around 5:50am. When I woke up this morning he had already brought me my coffee and was all dressed and ready for work. He really spoils me with my coffee each morning…

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 30°C and winds up to 28.800 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River lodge
  • Schedule posts for next of the year.
  • Prepare Dinner

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 16 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

Well we never got the few drops of rain yesterday. Maybe we will get it today, everything is a few days late this time of year.

Today is Dad’s 75th birthday. I spoiled him with a special breakfast of pancakes and bacon covered in syrup. Today I am also preparing a special dinner for dad. Gammon, rice, sweet potatoes, squash with corn. I am truly Blessed to still have my Dad with me. Looking forward to a year full of travel adventures with dad.

According to the weather forecast, we are having another cool and cloudy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 22°C and winds up to 28.800 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River lodge
  • Prepare Dinner

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

Good Day: 15 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I got up at 6:00am this morning. When I went outside this morning it was a beautiful morning. After I did my rounds to see if there is new holes, I filled up the bird feeders. Willow wanted to play and she loves stripping the dead palm tree branches. When only the stem is over she wants you to throw it and then she fetch it.

Beautiful Morning in the garden, Kraaifontein, Cape Town
Willow waiting for me to play with her. Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa
Willow bringing her Palm branch to play. Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa
Willow bringing her Palm branch to play. Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa

I am very glad I have submitted my assignment yesterday. Today Nicky is coming to visit. Willow will be very happy when she sees her.

According to the weather forecast, we are having another cool and cloudy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 21°C and winds up to 25 km/h. They did predict a few drops of rain again. We will have to see if it does rain.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River lodge
  • Pick up Nicky in Paarl
  • Schedule posts
  • Prepare Dinner

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 14 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

Like Gavin Hardcastle always say, I got up at stupid o’clock this morning to go and take the photos for my assignment. Got up at 4:30 am and left home around 5:10 am. When I do it again I will have to leave home around 4:30 am if I want to capture sunrise, but that was not on my agenda today, I just wanted the light after sunrise. I got home at 9:45 am and took 346 photos on my outing.

First I drove towards Houtbay on Victoria Road to get a nice spot to capture the Cyclists on their morning ride for my scenic route photo. The wind was very strong and I had to hold on to my tripod to make sure the wind don’t blow it over. I used my 18-55mm lens for most of the photos. Later I tried taking photos with my 70-300mm but the wind and the long lens did not work well together. I will have to look and see if I can use any of those photos.

On Victoria road between Campsbay and Houtbay.

Then I drove to Signal Hill to Capture the city for my City Viewpoint photo. The wind was not that bad on Signal Hill, but apart from a few cyclist stopping for a water break every now and then, I was all alone. After I got what I wanted I walked around for a while taking in the scenes and took some photos of the flowers, birds, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. When I returned to the car park there was a tour bus and I took some photos of the people looking from the viewing deck.

In the new year I want to go hiking at Signal Hill and go up Lion’s head. I will go over a weekend when Morné can join me. He must just pack in a lot of patience, because it can turn out to be a very long and slow hike when I will want to stop every 3 minutes to take a photo.

View of Lions head from Signal Hill, Cape Town

According to the weather forecast, we are having another warm, windy and cloudy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 24°C and winds up to 36 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Download Photos of this morning
  • Choose photos for assignment and edit them.
  • Finish up assignment and submit
  • Prepare Dinner

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 13 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

Yesterday did not go according to plan, but on the positive side we did get some fresh air and a bit of exercise.

I feel better this morning. I have tried not to work this weekend. I only edit the photo of the Dad and his two children yesterday and send it too him. The rest of the day we spend outside, we had a family braai and even Willow joined us. I did keep her on her leash though. I am still not comfortable to take her off the leash when we are on dad’s side. She has a mind of her own and it is for her own safety.

According to the weather forecast, we are having another warm, windy and cloudy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 26°C and winds up to 36 km/h. They also say we can expect a few drops of rain. But we will see about that.

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I am very excited. Dad and I are taking Armand to go visit his girlfriend in Beaufort West. I am also invited to go stay on a Wildlife Sanctuary. Looking forward to this short roadtrip.

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Laundry
  • Schedule posts for next week when I am away.
  • Prepare Dinner

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 11 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

Well, yesterday I did not edit one photo. After my morning post, I read a few blogposts and then I went to dad’s and help him decorate his flat. Lunch time I made myself a sandwich, sat on the couch to eat my lunch and drink my coffee while watching a Christmas movie, then another and another.

Today I am going to edit a few photos until around 12:00 pm then it is family time. Resting a lot and trying to get in at least 5 minutes of meditating time in….

According to the weather forecast, we are having a Beautiful warm, windy and cloudy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 24°C and winds up to 25.2 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit
  • Relax with family
  • Meditate for 5 minutes

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 fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 10 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I had a good nights rest. I did wake up twice during the night but went straight back to sleep. Ogies made sure that I get up at 7:00am. I am not doing much today. Spending some time with Dad today. He is busy decorating his flat.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot and windy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 26°C and winds up to 21.6 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Help Dad
  • Meditate for 5 minutes
  • Prepare Dinner

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.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 9 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I am feeling better this morning. It seems like yesterdays rest did me good. I am going to the doctor in a few minutes, hopefully he will know what is wrong…

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot and windy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 28°C and winds up to 36 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Go to the doctor
  • Drink plenty of fluids and rest.
  • Prepare Dinner

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.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

Good Day: 8 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

This morning, I have absolutely no energy, no appetite and don’t even feel like drinking my coffee…. I am going to take the rest of the day off. If I feel like this tomorrow morning again, I will have to go to the doctor to find out what is wrong.

Over the past few weeks it is as if my brain does not want to work. While I am talking all of the sudden I don’t know the words I want to say. I see a object but I can’t remember what it is. It is so frustrating.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a very hot Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 29°C and winds up to 21.600 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Drink plenty of fluids and rest.
  • Prepare Dinner

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.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 7 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I woke up in pain this morning, and I am not in the best of moods. I spend some time in the garden, but that did not work. I feel like climbing back in bed and pulling the duvet over my head and sleep the rest of the day. I am really trying to be positive, but this morning it seems my mind is not strong enough to convince me otherwise.

My brain is working overtime, I have so many plans but have no idea how I am going to make them work.

I think I will go and sit in my garden and meditate. Hopefully I will still my mind and then get some answers.

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 24°C and winds up to 32.400 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Figure out my next step.
  • Prepare Dinner

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.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 6 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

I had yet another busy night. I worked on my assignment and uploaded my photos for my Landscape Photography and Hospitality sections yesterday. The Tourism section is still not done. I plan to go out and take the photos on Wednesday and on Thursday I want to edit it and submit my assignment.

If I did not take all my photos with the mindset of a landscape photographer I could have finished my assignment yesterday already. Every time there are people in my frame I either move to get them out of my frame or wait till they leave before I take my photo. Now I need people in my photos for the tourism part of my assignment….

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful warm and overcast and rainy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 21°C and winds up to 25 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Grand Tour Of Scotland
  • Laundry
  • Schedule post for rest of the week
  • Plan assignment photos for this week
  • Prepare Dinner

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.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 5 December 2021

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest, and for those who are only going to bed now, I wish you a good nights rest.

I had a very busy night…. We went to bed at around 10:30pm last night and I woke up at 12:15am, 2:20am 4:26am and 6:25am. Yes every two hours or so. I have been having nightmares about my assignment. I dreamed that my photos was not good enough to submit. I am really putting a lot of pressure on myself with this assignment.

When I woke up 4:26am I told myself that today I am editing the photos for my assignment. I only need to go and take my photo of a city viewpoint and a scenic drive of hiking path then I am done. Going to do this it this week. Will have to wake up very early again but I can take both photos on the same day.

The sooner I submit my assignment the sooner I will get a good nights rest again.

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful warm and overcast and rainy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 22°C and winds up to 25 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit assignment photos
  • Upload assignment photos
  • Plan assignment photos for this week

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.

Well I am off to the shops friends, have a wonderful day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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Good Day: 4 December 2021

Good day friends,

It is the weekend and my 4 legged children woke me up before 6:00am. I am still trying to catch up on this weeks lost sleep.

It is warm outside and overcast. I see on the weather Apps that we are getting rain sometime today. Today I am not going anywhere. I want go to Vygeboom Dam tomorrow morning for sunrise. I saw a composition but is not sure if it will work. The dilemma is that Sonstraal Dam and Vygeboom Dam is in the middle of residential areas, and I need to get an angle where it seems like I am out in the wide open spaces of nature….

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful warm and overcast and maybe a rainy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 28°C and winds up to 28 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Grand Tour Of Scotland 2019
  • Watch YouTube videos
  • Schedule posts for week

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.

Well I am off to the shops friends, have a wonderful day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

Good Day: 3 December 2021

Good day friends,

Another early morning for me. Got up at 5:30 got dressed and Willow and I left home 6:05am.

I took her to Sonstraal Dam for a 5km walk. I must admit I did not feel like getting up and I promised Willow yesterday morning that I will take her for a walk today. Yes, I know she is only a dog, but to me she is a child and if you promise a child something you do it.

Willow and my Sonstraal/Vygeboom Dam walk.

One of my life rules is to never promise something if you can’t fulfill it. Yes, sometimes circumstances change but then you explain and fulfill your promise at the earliest convenience.

I am still a bit tired of yesterdays early landscape photography expedition. But it was worth the effort. I can’t wait to go to the Overberg region again. On the other hand, I need to get use to waking up at 3:00am so that I can leave home before 4:00am for my landscape photography expeditions.

Today I am editing and listen to Pure Radio, imagining that I am back in Scotland….

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful warm and windy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 24°C and winds up to 36 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Take Willow for a walk 🐕🏞
  • Edit Grand Tour Of Scotland 2019
  • Choose Three Mountain and Hills photos for assignment🚗🌄
  • Take dad to the Shops
  • Prepare Dinner.

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.

Well I am off to the shops friends, have a wonderful day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

Good Day: 2 December 2021

Good day friends,

WOW what an productive morning. Got up at 3:20am left home at 3:55am. Arrived at location for sunrise photo at 5:00am. Was disappointed because it did not look as good as the first time I saw it. I then decided to drive on and see if I can find another composition…

We did not have Breakfast at Dassiesfontein because when we drove past it the sign said it only opens 8:30am. We decided to drive on and find some more compositions. Well the Overberg did not disappoint. I have never been to Greyton and when I saw the turnoff I made an impulse decision to go and have a look.

All that I can say is WOW. It is a beautiful little town with so much character and friendly people. I will need at least a day or two just to capture this small town, a week maybe if I want to capture the surroundings.

Dad and I drove through the town and stopped at Via’s Stay Eatery & Roastery for breakfast. The friendly staff made us feel right at home. I asked permission to take some photos inside the Restaurant for my Tourism photography part of the assignment.

I talked to a few locals of Greyton and asked about the town and what time of year is Greyton at its most beautiful. They told me anytime from August to mid October before the farmers start harvesting. I will definitely have to go back to capture some scenes in Autumn (March to May), I can just imagine the area in Autumn colors it must be amazing. I will also go back late Winter to mid Spring (August to mid October),then all the canola fields and wildflowers will be in bloom….

If I go on like this I will have a very busy schedule next year. Somewhere I must find the time to do some one to one workshops also….

When we left Greyton it started raining and well I have a few photos in the memory bank. Now I just need to remember….

We arrived home at 1:30pm, and I am tired. Willow will not leave my side. While I was shooting, I did think of her and picked up a few broken branches for her to play with….

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful cool and windy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 19°C and winds up to 28 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Mountain and Hills Photography roadtrip to Caledon.🚗🌄 ✔
  • Download and back up Photos taken on trip✔✔
  • Go through photos
  • Prepare Dinner.

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.

Well I am off to bed for a hour or so nap, have a wonderful day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

Good Day: 1 December 2021

Good day friends,

Well Christmas season has arrived. Hope you are all still healthy. I had such a good nights rest after yesterdays shoot.

I had a look at the photos yesterday, and some of them I can’t even figure out what I tried to capture. Will go through it again today with fresh eyes.

I will also have to finalize plans for our Mountain and Hills Landscape Photography outing for tomorrow morning. Dad said he will accompany me, he asked if we can go to Dassiesfontein Farmstall near Caledon for breakfast after all we are going to be in the vicinity.

Dad loves to travel and I think I get my love for travel from him. I love traveling with my dad. We approach a roadtrip the same way. We are always stopping to take photos and like to drive all the backroads.

Today I am editing and listen to Pure Radio, imagining that I am in Scotland….

According to the weather forecast, we are having another beautiful warm and windy Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 23°C and winds up to 36 km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Grand Tour Of Scotland 2019
  • Choose Three Woodland photos for assignment
  • Finalize Mountain and Hills Photography roadtrip to Caledon.🚗🌄
  • Go to Supermarket for fresh produce.
  • Prepare Dinner.

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.

Well I am off to the shops friends, have a wonderful day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.