It’s been a while…..

Good day everyone,

Well I am back….  It’s been quite a roller coaster ride for me since October 2015.  But I am in a good place now.

Over the past few weeks I started editing photo’s of the last holiday my Mother went with us. Must admit I still get very emotional when I  work on the photo’s. Miss her so much but I know she is watching over me every single day.

Here are just a few of the over 4000 photo’s I took on our trip to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in July 2015. Believe me there is still allot on it’s way.

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 33/52

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Never stop dreaming, as yesterday’s dream can become the reality of tomorrow and the innovation of the future.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. African proverb
When you choose to forgive those who hurt you, you take away their power.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen.
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” Dumbledore

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 28/52

Blaauwberg, Cape Town, South Africa,2012

“Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.” Benjamin Disraeli

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa,2010

” An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind.” Albert Schweitzer

Hermanus, South Coast, Western Cape,South Africa, 2012

“It is health which is real wealth, not pieces of silver and gold.” Gandhi

On Route to Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa,2012

” All you have is now. The measure of our  peace of mind and the measure of our personal effectiveness are determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.” Andrew Matthews

Warthog,Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.” Helen Keller

Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Life flows on within you and without you.” George Harrison

Potsberg, West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 27/52

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Province, South Africa,2010

” You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Province, South Africa,2010

“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin

On Route to Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa,2012

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne

Karoo, South Africa, 2012

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” Dalai Lama

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Province, South Africa,2010

“Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think.” Dr Wayne Dyer

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” Les Brown

Blaauwberg, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” Joe Paterno

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 26/52

Natal National Heritage Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2012

 

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee

Alpine Heath, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2012

“Go forth, under the open sky, and listen to Nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau

 

Benoni, Country View, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” Wally Amos

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“You can choose to focus on the difficult or on the joy, but when you concentrate on the special delights, the little heart-melting moments of raising a child, you realize what a magnificent path you have chosen.” Judy Ford

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.” Dorothea Kopplin

 

 

 

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 24/52

West Coast National Park, West Coast, South Africa, 2012

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have don what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bear, Pretoria Zoo, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa,2010

“Don’t let the past steal your present.” Cherralea Morgen

Orange River, Free State, South Africa, 2012

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, Not events, have the power to make me happy of unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just on day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”  Groucho Marx

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” Eleanor Roosevelt

West Coast National Park, West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Seagull, Kleinmond, Western Cape, South Africa,2012

“Happiness is not  something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”  Jim Rohn

Sunset, Hope field Road, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire at achieve.” George Allen

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 21/52

Dassie, Avocca, Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Lake Arthur, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.”  Norman Vincent Peale

Sterkfontein Dam, Free State, Drakensberg, 2012, South Africa

“That best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”  William Wordsworth

Elephant, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“If you wait for perfect conditions before you do something, those conditions may never come.” Gina Mohammed

Water, Howic Waterfall, KwaZulu Natal

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” Leonardo da Vinci

Golden Gate HighlandsNational Park, Maluti Mountains ,Free State,South Africa

“To focus on the people who do not like you and the things you cannot change is like climbing an infinite mountain; instead focus on the people who love you and the things you can change and you will find you can move mountains!” Michelle Ghislaine Ambler

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 17/52

Meerkat, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

“You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do, or you can see the challenge as your call to action.” Catherine Pulsifer

Lake Arthur, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” Jim Rohn

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude.” Catherine Pulsifer

Sandbaai, Hermanus, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

“Let your dreams change your reality, don’t let your reality change your dreams.” Jordan Rose

Lavender, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

Jan Fiskaal,Cato Ridge, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

” Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa

Kudu, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

 

“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.” Denis Waitley

 

 

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/57

Today was one of those day’s I knew I had to get my photo of the day but what? So I walked through the house. In the kitchen I looked at my tin collection and decided to leave that for another project I have in mind for the future.  I went to the bathroom were my frog collection was and decided that today is not a day for a frog.

I got back in the living room and spotted the Elephants that Ronald bought me a few years back. I love Elephants and decided I’ll photograph them.

Elephant head. Black & White

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 5/52

Sandbaai

“How many times in our life have we been afraid to tackle a tough job or project, believing that we just didn’t have enough talent or brains or guts to succeed, and then once we have forced ourselves to try – and successfully completed the challenge – we look back at what we have done, finally realizing that our greatest enemy, the one who urges us not even to try because we would certainly fail, was none other than ourselves.” Mandino, Og, Secrets for Success and Happiness 

Sandbaai

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” George Washington Carver 

Addo National Elephant Park

“Don’t be a spectator, Don’t let life pass you by.”  Lou Holtz

Lion Park outside Johannesburg

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Plato

Lion Park Just outside Johannesburg

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”  Jean Paul Richter

Middleton

“Whoever waits for time to pass loses time.” Sicilian Proverb

Middleton

“A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.” Ansel Adams

Sterkfontein Dam

Everyone has a purpose in life – a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals. Deepak Chopra