For a while now I wanted to go and visit Sonstraaldam. It’s a dam only a few kilometers away from my home and it is rich with bird life. The day I decided to go I took my student so that she could capture the different lines in photo’s. I of course spend my time capturing mostly the bird life. It was raining, cloudy and cold and allot of the birds I spotted on my previous visits was not to be seen. I want to go back when it’s sunny and a bit warmer. Preferably early morning. Here are some of the photo’s I took on my visit
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee
“Go forth, under the open sky, and listen to Nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau
“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” Wally Amos
“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
“One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.” Dorothea Kopplin
What a lovely winters day did we have. The sun was shining and we just had a light breeze here in Benoni.
Ronald, the boys and I went down to the lake again. I hoped to capture some close ups of the little Coot chicks but they were to far and the rest was between the reeds.
Yesterday we walked only to the one side and today we went in the opposite direction. We got to a spot where the geese was bathing and I spotted a LBJ with one long beak. Just when I had it in my sight and pressed the shutter button it flew off… So before Friday I want a photo of that specific LBJ. We were very lucky to see the Geese bathing and I got some lovely shots of them spreading their wings.
Yesterday Hubby saw a blue bird and today we saw it again at the same spot. It was a Kingfisher I did get some shots of it but once again I want to get closer so tomorrow morning I’m waiting for it. It’s times like these that I wish I had a 500mm lens…