I am busy working through my different holiday photo’s and came across these few photo’s of a Kwikstertjie and a moth or butterfly, not quite sure what it is, but I think it’s a moth. Anyway my parents, the boys, their nephew and I went to Sandbaai for the September/October 2012 school holiday. My Father got the flu and my mom was also not feeling well so most of the times the 3 boys and I went for outings.
The boys and I went to Hermanus on the 30th of September 2012 to go and see if we could spot some whale’s. The Whale festival is always a huge thing in Hermanus and thousands of people come to this little coastal village to spot whales and our photographers of course can’t wait to capture that WOW shot of a breaching whale. This particular morning something totally different from a whale caught my eye. I spotted this Kwikstertjie with a Moth. First the Kwikstertjie just hopped around it’s pray and then it took it in it’s beak and moved around on the rock with it. I waited to capture it while eating it but did not have that luck.I took quite allot of photo’s of this but only going to share a few. After nearly half an hour of capturing the little Kwikstertjie and the Moth a young boy came running towards it and scared it and it flew away and I was not very happy. Why can’t the children’s parent’s teach their children not to scare animals and birds…
“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.”
Today we went to Hermanus again but this time we were lucky. I think the lack of boats and jet-ski’s in the water made the difference. Tomorrow I want to go and walk Cliff path. Hope to capture some more Breaching whales.
Today the boys and I went to Hermanus to see if we could spot any whales. No luck for us. There were to many boats and jet-ski’s in the water. All the whales were way back. Hopefully tomorrow at De Kelders we will have some more luck.
I did however capture this Kwikstertjie on a rock with a dead Butterfly in it’s beak…
“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loayalty to the achievement of your values.” Ayn Rand
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” Gandhi
“Don’t settle for second best, ever. A life lived at less than its full potential is a life half wasted.” Tony Clark
“Those who achieve happiness understand the basic fact that regardless of how much fun you’re having or how many things you accomplish, life through the lens of history is incredibly short.” Ian K Smith
“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” Alan Watts
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent Van Gogh
“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
“A good friend is someone we can count on, as well as being so much more.
A friend is someone with whom we can relax and just hang out, have fun and
share our innermost thoughts–deep dark secrets, lofty and noble goals, or
our hopes, joys, and fears. A good friend allows you a safe space to share
your deepest thoughts and needs–without worry of being judged, criticized
or made to feel silly for feeling the way you do. Friends cheer each other on,
laugh and cry together, and just plain commiserate and listen to each other.
That’s why friends are friends….”
Bettie and Jennifer Leigh Youngs.
“All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” Napoleon Hill
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” Abraham Lincoln
“To have a good friend is one of the highest delights of life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” Deepak Chopra
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson
The reception is not very good here so I am not going to write long stories, my laptop is so slow I will go mad anyway.
After arriving here in Sandbaai and I gave the boys something to eat I went outside to go and look for something that catches my eye. These Pink flowers caught my eye and I decided to make this my photo of the day. When I am home I will look up the name in my garden book. I can not remember what it is called.
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