Flower of the day: 5 September 2020

My flower of the day is the Namakwagousblom of Arctotis fastuosa . I took these photos in 2013 on a “Flower and Sanparks Roadtrip”. My parents and I planned about a year for this trip and I am very happy I could drive them. They enjoyed it and so did I. I love spending time with my parents.

Over the past few months I have been very emotional and miss my mother extremely. Dad has also not been himself since end of May and he is just getting worst. I am trying my best to stay positive and send out positive vibes out in the universe, but some days like today I just want to curl up and cry. Then I go through my archives and remember the good days and that seems to help a little.

Arctotis fastuosa Namakwagousblom
Arctotis fastuosa Namakwagousblom
FOTD by Cee

I would like to thank each and everyone for taking the time to read, like and comment on my posts. I do not always answer your comments immediately but I do eventually get to it.

Flower of the day: 19 August 2020

Osteospermum clandestinum /Trekkertjie
Osteospermum clandestinum /Trekkertjie
Osteospermum clandestinum /Trekkertjie

My Flower of the day is called Trekkertjie. It’s botanical name is Osteospermum clandestinum.

On 1 August 2020 I photographed this beauty for the first time since I started my photography career. 2020 Surely is a year for firsts for me.

Thank you for all your support.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time

Coreen

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank

FOTD :6 August 2020 – Pronkharpuisbos Euryops speciosissimus

Over the weekend my fiance and I went on a work road-trip. He worked and I took photos. Practicing my new skills learned from the photography course I am busy with.

On our way back we stopped for some photos and I captured these beauties for the first time. I have taken thousands of flower photos over the years and never did I captured them. I saw them and thought it was just another daisy bush.

Pronkharpuisbos Euryops speciosissimus
Pronkharpuisbos Euryops speciosissimus
Pronkharpuisbos Euryops speciosissimus
Pronkharpuisbos Euryops speciosissimus
Pronkharpuisbos Euryops speciosissimus

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Flower of the day Challenge: 21 July 2020

Good day friends,

Been feeling a bit under the weather over the past few days. Flowers always cheers me up so here is my one for today.

My Grandmothers sister loved Barberton Daisies. Her back garden was full of them all the different colors you can think of and she had single ones and doubles. That is how she described them.

I am not 100% sure if this is a Barberton Daisy. I took these photos while we were walking in Edinburgh.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Flower of the day Challenge: 23 June 2020

From a very young age I was exposed to Hydrangeas. My grandmother had the most beautiful Blue/Purple ones in her garden. Her pink ones was huge. I can remember a photo on my grandmothers nightstand with me next to it. I looked like a fairy under the big bloom. I wish I could get hold of it. I was about 18 months when it was taken.

While visiting Scotland I fell in love with these beauties all over again and when I got back from our tour I bought myself a plant at the nursery. It lost all it’s leaves though…. I just hope it stays alive during this cold winter. Yesterday I saw new leaves coming out. So I am trying to keep positive.

Thank you Cee for giving me the opportunity to post my Hydrangea photo’s again.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Flower of the day Challenge – 22 June 2020

My flower of the day is Garden Nasturtium of as we know it Kappertjies. Today my mother would have been 74 years old. Since I can remember she loved these beautiful flowers.

Our garden by the pool was full of them and in different colors. When Mom and dad moved here the first flower she planted was Nasturtiums….

Flower of the day Challenge – 15 June 2020

Here is my flower photo for today. I don’t know what it is called. But I took it on our Grand Tour of Scotland in August 2019.

Dad and I took a walk before breakfast down the road from Knockhill Farm.

Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time.

Stay Safe.

Coreen

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

Flower of the day Challenge – 11 June 2020

This is my first time taking part in Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge. I won’t be posting every day but will at least post twice a week.

Taken in Capetown
Taken in Edinburgh

These past few days I have been thinking of my Grandmother a lot. One of her favorite flowers was the Cosmos…..