West Coast National Park 2014: Part 15

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Babiana, Bobbejaantjie
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Babiana, Bobbejaantjie
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Kraalbaai
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Kraalbaai
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Kraalbaai
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Kraalbaai
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Limonium, Sea-Pink, Papierblom
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Limonium, Sea-Pink, Papierblom
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Bontebok
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Bontebok

 

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 14

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 13

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Blue Wildebeest
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Blue Wildebeest
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Blue Wildebeest
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Common Eland
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Common Eland

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 12

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Pelargonium longicaule, Malva
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Arctotis, Gousblom
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Lessertia rigida, Balloon Pea, Blaasertjie
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Cotula turbinata,Buttons, Knoppies, Kleingansdons
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Trachyandra revoluta,Veldkool
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Trachyandra revoluta, Veldkool
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Lamranthus aurantiacus, Vygie

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 11

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

 

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Osteospermum, Boneseed, Bietou
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Osteospermum, Boneseed, Bietou
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Indigofera, Indigo, Lewertjie
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Indigofera, Indigo, Lewertjie
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Dorontheanthus, Bokbaaivygie
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Romulea hirsuta, Pienk Froetang
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Nemesia affinis, Leeubekkie
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Diascia capensis,Cape Twinspur
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Rumex sagittatus

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 10

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Spiloxene, Cape Star, Sterretjie
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Felicia, Astertjie, Bloublommetjie
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Babiana nana, Bobbejaantjie
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Zantedeschia, Arum Lily, Varklelie
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Zantedeschia, Arum Lily, Varklelie
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Solanum, Nightshade, Bitterappel
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Solanum, Nightshade, Bitterappel
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Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Marguerite,Magriet, Reënblommetjie
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Senecio sarcoides, Groundsel, Hongerblom
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Polygala myrtifolia, Butterfly bush, Ertjiebos, Septemberbos

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 9

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Heliophila coronopifolia, Sunflax, Sporrie
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Spiloxene, Cape star, Sterretjie
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Spiloxene, Cape star, Sterretjie
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Lessertia, Balloon Pea, Blaasertjie, Kankerbos
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Chasmanthe, Cobra Lily, Piempiempie
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Chasmanthe, Cobra Lily, Piempiempie

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 8

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Moraea fugax, Soetuintjie
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Oxalis purpurea, Grand duchess sorrel,Suring
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Heliophila coronopifolia, Sunflax, Sporrie
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Moraea minor, Kleintulp
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Babiana nana, Bobbejaantjie
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Oxalis pes-caprae, Geelsuring
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Geelsuring (Oxalis pes-caprae); Sporrie (Heliophila coronopifolia); White rain daisy (Dimorphotheca pluvialis); Magriet (Ursinia anthemoides)
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Pelargonium, Malva
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Wachendorfia paniculata, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 7

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Spurfowl
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Spurfowl
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Mountain Zebra
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Spurfowl
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Blue Wildebeest and Eland
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Blue Wildebeest and Eland
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Cape Wagtail
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Cape Wagtail

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 6

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Viewpoint just outside Potsberg
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Ballota, Horehound, Kattekruie
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Ballota, Horehound, Kattekruie
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Drosanthemum hispidum, Douvygie
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok grazing
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok

 

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 5

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Pelargonium fulgidum, Rooimalva
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie and Euphorbia, Beesmelkbos, Geelmelkbos
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Chlorophytum, Grass Lily,Graslelie
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Cynanchum africanum, Bokhorinkies
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Cynanchum africanum, Bokhorinkies

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 4

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Carpobrotus, Sour Fig, Suurvy
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Carpobrotus, Sour fig, Suurvy
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Moraea lugubris, Kersblakertjie
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Arctotheca calendula Cape Weed,
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Lapeirousia jacquinii, Perscabong
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Lapeirousia jacquinii, Perscabong

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 3

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Fabaceae, Common whistle-bush, Gewone fluitjiebos
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Chaenostoma, Skunk bush, Stinkbossie
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Chaenostoma, Skunk bush, Stinkbossie
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Hermannia Scabra, Doll’s Rose, Poprosie
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Hermannia Scabra, Doll’s Rose, Poprosie
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Hebenstretia, Slugwort, Slakblom
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Chaenostoma, Skunk Bush, Stinkbossie
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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, Bokbaaivygie

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 2

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Lachenalia, Bont Viooltjie
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Lachenalia, Bont Viooltjie
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Wachendorfia, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol
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Wachendorfia, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol
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Felecia, Astertjie, Bloublommetjie
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Cotula, Buttons, Knoppies, Ganskos
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Dimorphotheca, Marguerite, Magriet
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Oxalis, Sorrel, Suring, Grand Duchess Sorrel
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European Weed, Erodium moschatum  (Thank you John Manning for alway assisting with identifying the flowers)

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 1

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers. I bring my parents with for the day.

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Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Marguerite, Magriet, Reënblommetjie
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Dad hard at work… One can see where I get my love for photography…
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Mom exploring Seeberg cottage
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Ursinia anthemoides, Parachute daisy, Bergmagriet
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Senecio arenarius,Groundsel, Hongerblom
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Seeberg Lookout
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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Seeberg Cottage
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Seeberg Cottage
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My parents Dad Ivan and Mom Dot

As you all know by now I love capturing flowers and I have so many photo’s to share with you. I will do this over a few postings there are to much for just one post.WCNP_9427

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 244

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.

John Ruskin
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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 239

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Nov25 239

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 238

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.

Clint Eastwood

Nov24 238

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 237

Something funny but in some cases very true….

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner
Nov23 237

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 236

God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.
Joel Osteen
Nov22 236

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 235

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas

Nov21 235

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 234

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

Theodore Roethke

Nov20 234

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 228

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith 
Nov14 228

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 204

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.”

Albert Einstein

Oct21 204

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 188

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Oct5 188

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 150

Aug28

I fall. I rise.

I make mistakes.

I live. I learn.

I’ve been hurt but I’m alive.

I’m human.

I’m not perfect but I’m Thankful.

 

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 110

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

John Wooden

July19

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 94

“Do what you know is right & important, it is the highroad to pride, self-esteem & personal satisfaction.”

Margaret Thatcher

July3

My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 52

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 34

“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.”

Arnold H. Glasgow

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 30

“We could never learn to be brave & patient if there were only joys in the world.”

Helen Keller

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 21

 

“Earth laughs in flowers.”  Ralph Waldo EmersonRenosterveld_9713 21

My Photo someone’s quote: Day 18

 

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us.”

Ashley Montagu

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Flowers by Rika – Bridal Shoot Rhodes Memorial

Rika from Flowers by Rika sponsored three lovely bouquet’s for a bridal shoot we had at Rhodes Memorial on 18 November 2012. I had to  pick up the bouquet’s the day before the shoot and decided to take the some photo’s in the studio.

Thank you Rika for the lovely Bouquet’s it looked absolutely beautiful in our Bridal Shoot.

White Roses Bridal Bouquet
White Roses Bridal Bouquet
White Roses Bridal Bouquet
White Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
Pink Roses
Pink Roses
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
King Protea and Pink Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet
Red Roses Bridal Bouquet

If you are in the Cape Town Area feel free to contact Rika Senekal for a quotation.

Email: senekalrika@gmail.com

Cell phone: 079 497 5873 or 074 029 5842