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.
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.
We had much more rain than the previous 3 years. The flowers are stunning this year. My fiance and I visited the West Coast National park on 22 August 2020 and I was very happy to see that this year the fields are much more colorful. In 2018 my dad and I went and it was mainly Yellow flowers…. This year there is all the colors of the rainbow…
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.
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.
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.