Looking back at 2021 with a Grateful Heart

If I look back at 2021, I must say it was a very interesting year with more ups than downs.


I Graduated and received a Diploma in Photography. I then took it one step further and received a certificate in Landscape and Travel Photography. I also started with Gaelic lessons but I did stop that after I had Covid and had to work on my Landscape and Travel Photography Assignment. I will however start with my lessons in 2022 again.

Woodland Photography at Majik Forrest

My Health

Well as you all know my health did get a knock this year and I had to take it slow. I tried to anyway. With my blood pressure going through the roof, Kidneys failing, Covid 19, Burnout and last but not the least Pneumonia. I have not given up on myself. I will work hard to get better at controlling my blood pressure and build up my immune system again.


Dad and I went on a Roadtrip to Van Rhynsdorp, Nieuwoudville and Loeriesfontein in August 2021. Dad accompanied me on a few photography outings as well. Our last roadtrip to Beaufort West did not work out that great though. We will have to do that one again.

En Route to Clanwilliam

My Blog and Website

My blog is my second biggest achievement this year. I made a few changes and a few more will be coming in the new year. I want to give my website a facelift and add a shop to sell my photos. My views have increased from 47 552 in 2020 to 279 173 and counting in 2021. I am very proud of this and I can’t thank everyone enough for your support.

Saying goodbye to a member of our household

On 11 May 2021 we said goodbye to Buddy. He gave me so much love and companionship, but he was getting very old and blind.

Buddy April 2005 – May 2021

New Member to our household

On 13 May 2021 Willow joined our household. Willow has made life very interesting and keeping me on my toes. Looking forward to spending many hours with her walking and exploring new photography locations.


Started A New Project

I started my Parks and Nature Reserves Project in October 2021. Over the next 3 years I am going to visit new and old Parks and Nature Reserves documenting the birdlife, flowers and landscapes.

Botterblom Nature Reserve

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who viewed, liked, followed and commented on my blog. Thank you for your support in 2021, thank you for caring about my health and the health of of Dad. Thank you for encouraging me and all the good advice.

It is with a Grateful Heart that I say goodbye to 2021 and Hello to 2022.

🤗 Big Virtual Hug🤗


Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Good day friends,

It is with a happy and Grateful heart I am writing this post.

In September 2020 I said that in a years time I would like my daily views to grow to a 1000 a day. Tomorrow it is 1 September 2021 and the past week or so my views has climbed to over 1000 a day. I am truly grateful for every view, like and follow I get.

Being a photographer is the best job in the world. I get to capture all the beauty in the world. I have the pleasure to capture many happy memories for others and for myself. It is not always easy, and it is hard work. I still have trouble choosing photos. I would rather edit thousands than miss that one wow photo I did not see in the group….

This means that I have so many photos to share with you and maybe one day I will start selling some of them. Selling my nature and landscape photos is also on my Wishlist for the near future.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for your continued support and taking the time to look at my photos and my posts.

🤗Big Virtual Hug🤗


1000+ Followers…

Last night I discovered that I have reached 1000 Followers after 10 years on WordPress.

I started blogging at WordPress in 2011. Up to 2020 I did not really put in effort to make my website and blog grow. In July 2020 I made a decision to start working on my blog. Since then my views, visitors, likes and followers increased substantially. I am truly grateful for all the support and views on my site. I could never have reached this milestone in my blogging career without all the support of all my online friends out there.

My next goal is 2000 followers.

A huge heartfelt THANK YOU for all your support.

6331 Views for 2019
47552 views for 2020 exceeding 2019 by 41221 views
47 696 views for 2021 so far exceeding 2020 by 144 views

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my blog.

🤗 Big Virtual Hug from me to you.

Thank you,