Good Morning: 27 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful night’s rest. I slept like a log.

I got up at 4:45am this morning to go to Botterblom Nature Reserve. I left home at 5:20am and got home at 9:10am. It was a beautiful morning and I was blessed with hardly any wind and a few clouds in the sky. I did make on boo boo this morning. When I use my lens on the tripod I switch off the image stabilizer. I used my 18-55mm for pond photos, and then I switch to my 70-300mm for birding. I then switch back to my 18-55mm and forgot to switch image stabilizer on again 🤦‍♀️ I took hundreds of flower photos handheld, with my camera bag on my back. I only realized this when I got home and took my lens out of my bag to clean it. I just hope my hand was steady enough while photographing the flowers… I will not make that mistake again…

What really matters is that I got up, got out and enjoyed the shoot. I could not believe when I got to the car and saw that it was 9:00am. I was walking, shooting and discovering the most beautiful little flowers. Now keep your fingers crossed that at least one of these came out.

Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite
Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite
Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite
Botterblom Nature Reserve, Durbanville, Cape Town (2021-10-27) Huawei P30 Lite

While busy writing this blog, I am watching some YouTube videos and I am very happy to say that I am not the first one who made this mistake…

According to the weather forecast, we are having a beautiful cloudy but warm Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 29 °C and winds up to 18km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Go to Botterblom Nature Reserve ✔
  • Edit Botterblom Nature Reserve📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare Dinner.🥩🥦🍽

Well, that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 26 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful night’s rest.

I got up at 7:10am this morning. If it weren’t for Ogies I would still be sleeping. Yesterday’s outing to Botterblom Nature Reserve was super fun, but now my brain is working in overdrive. I have so many compositions in mind and I can’t wait to go there again.

Yesterday was supposed to be Laundry day, but the washing powder was finished and dad forgot to tell me we used the last bag. We went to the shop yesterday afternoon and got some.

I have already loaded the first load and gave dad his breakfast. Now I am going to start editing the rest of yesterday’s photos. I am curious to see how it looks and then do my planning for tomorrow morning.

They say it is going to be cloudy and that works in my favor for some drama in the air. I will have to see about the wind though. But this will only affect my long exposure photos and my flower photos. If the wind is a problem I can switch over to my long 70-300mm lens and do some birding photography. There is so much to capture in that little Nature Reserve.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a beautiful cloudy but warm Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 28 °C and winds up to 25km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Take out Trash✔
  • Do Laundry🧦🥼👕👖
  • Edit Botterblom Nature Reserve📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare Dinner.🥩🥦🍽

Well, that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 25 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest.

I got up at 5:10am this morning. I went to the Botterblom Nature Reserve to take some photos. More on this in a post later today.

According to the weather forecast we are having a beautiful Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 25 °C and winds up to 22km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Botterblom Nature Reserve📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare Dinner.

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 24 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest. I slept like a log.

We have loadshedding again from 8:00am to 10:30am. We will go walking with Willow during this time.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely sunny and windy Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 20 °C and winds up to 32km/h.

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Take Willow for a walk. 🚶‍♀️🐕‍🦺
  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Schedule posts for week ahead.

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 23 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest. It has been a very windy and stormy night here by us.

This morning I went outside to feed the birds and it started raining very hard.

At the moment we are trying to collect as much of the rain water we can. The holes in the braairoom’s roof makes this easy. Morné also devised a plan to collect some of the rain water and storing it in a large oil drum. It got filled in only half a night of rain. W are looking for another Oil container like this to put beneath the existing one. But for now we use that space to store what is left of the patio chairs.

Our new rain water collection system.

According to the weather forecast we are having a cool, wet and windy Spring day. With a maximum temperature of 18 °C and winds up to 25km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Schedule posts for week ahead.

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 22 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest.

I don’t have much planned for today. Mostly editing and learning some more Landscape Photography tricks from the different Landscape Photographers I follow on YouTube.

According to the weather forecast we are having a cool, wet and windy day. With a maximum temperature of 19 °C and winds up to 40km/h.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Gaelic Lesson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare dinner

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 21 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest and are ready for this very windy Thursday.

I woke up early this morning and wanted to go for a another recce visit to Stellenryk Park, but it was so windy and I did not feel like getting out of bed.

Then I remembered what Thomas Heaton said, “You have to be in it to win it”. So I decided that I would take Willow for a walk while I have a look at the very small Woodland from different angles. More on the recce mission in another post later today.

Later this morning I have a eye test and then I can get started on editing.

According to the weather forecast we are having a cooler and windy day today. With a maximum temperature of 24 °C and winds up to 27.2km/h. They also predicted rain for tomorrow.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Second Recce visit to Stellenryk Park ✔
  • Eye Test
  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Gaelic Lesson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare dinner

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 20 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest and are ready for this beautiful sunny Wednesday.

After doing the cleaning and laundry yesterday, I started feeling very bad. The same tired feeling I had when I had Covid beginning of September. They did say that I will experience some flu like symptoms, but I really felt bad. This morning I am feeling a bit better, but I am going to take it easy today.

As you have noticed over the past few months I have made a few changes here on my blog. I am also busy changing the direction of my photography. I love capturing nature and landscapes, and after I finished my diploma I made a decision to rather focus my talents it. After looking at the photo books of the International Landscape Photographer of the year competition I decided that I am going to enter 4 photos into the 2023 competition. What do I have to loose? It would be a honor just to be published in the book as one of the 101 photos of the year.

But before I can do that I have to focus on my assignment. From November on I will be out on the road a lot to go and capture the photos for my assignment.

I also downloaded an additional weather app called Clear Outside. This App gives me a little more information that I need for my Landscape Photography like the different cloud cover and fog.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely hot sunny day. With a maximum temperature of 29 °C.

YR Weather App
YR Weather App
YR Weather App
Clear Outside Weather App
Clear Outside Weather App

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Edit Stonehill River Lodge📷
  • Gaelic Lesson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare dinner

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 19 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest and are ready for this beautiful sunny Tuesday.

Yesterday I got my second vaccination. This morning I can hardly move my arm and I do have light cold symptoms. I will drink something for it after I have finished this post.

I did go and buy myself cross trainers yesterday. Hi-Tec Warrior II Trail. This was the only shoe I could find in black and that has enough grip. In my price range off course. I prefer New Balance or Asics but they did not have what I was looking for. I will only be using these when I go to parks and take Willow for a walk. I will use my Hi-tec Hiking boots for the rest.

Up next on my list for photography shoes is Welly boots, but that I will only need in Winter, for now I am only shopping around.

Today I have a busy day ahead. Laundry and Cleaning is on my list as well as editing.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely hot sunny day. With a maximum temperature of 27 °C.

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On my To-Do List for today.

  • Put out the trash ✔
  • Laundry
  • Vacuum home ✔✔
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland 2019 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📷
  • Gaelic Lesson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Prepare dinner

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

Good Morning: 18 October 2021

Good morning friends,

Hope you all had a peaceful nights rest and are ready for this beautiful sunny Monday.

I have a busy morning ahead. Going for my vaccine and then I HAVE to go buy my cross trainers. I keep saying I am going to and then when I see the mall is too busy for my liking I just leave it. But today I have to, mine is really coming apart now.

We are not doing laundry today we are going to do it tomorrow when it is a bit warmer.

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely wet, windy and cold day. With a maximum temperature of 20 °C. They predicted winds of up to 28km/h during the day.

On my To-Do List for today.

  • Go for second Vaccination
  • Go to supermarket for weeks fresh produce.
  • Edit Grand Tour of Scotland 2019 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📷
  • Gaelic Lesson
  • Prepare dinner

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like and comment I receive.

Have a fabulous day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen