In August 2010 I was introduced to a Private Nature Reserve on one of the farms just around the corner from us. The Renosterveld is split into many little Reserve’s on witch one is on Mooiplaas on the Bottelary Road. In 2010 I visited it 3 times. That was before I got so busy with photo shoots and editing.
I visited again in September 2011 but due to my workload never finished up editing the photo’s. I edited the photo’s as I needed one for my project My photo’s everyone’s/someone’s quotes. Today while waiting for my clients to arrive I decided to finish up the last 79 photo’s and free up some space on my hard drive.
These photo’s were still taken with my Canon EOS 500D with my EF 18-200mm 1:3.5-5:6 IS. I must be honest I still love my 500D it takes awesome photo’s but I really need to get my shutter button fixed. Sometimes it will focus when pressed halfway sometimes not. But here he was still working perfectly.
When I started editing the photo’s I had flower books all around me looking up names of the flowers and typing it in on my photo’s file name but as my workload increased I just edited. Hopefully one day I’ll have time to do the rest of my name searching. Well I have to if I want to make a book about all my flower photo’s of the Renosterveld. Maybe I must just take my photo’s to Tielman Roos of Mooiplaas and owner of the Private Nature Reserve to help me identify the photo’s. Who knows some of these beautiful flowers and plants may just be weeds…..
Here are just a few collages I compiled of the flowers that bloom in September in the Renosterveld….
One day I’ll write a proper article about the Renosterveld and share some more photo’s.
Oh my word, I only realized now that I never visited the Renosterveld in 2012…. Did it go by that fast??? I’ll better make diary entry for this year. Need to visit it again in August, September and October 2013….
“Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” – William Arthur Ward
“Children and mothers never truly part – bound in the beating of each other’s heart.” – Charlotte Gray
“Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Pack all there is into your life; you only pass this way once! Sit back and think what is it you enjoy. Take courses, read books, find your passion, your “wanna do’s”.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’e self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.” – Helen Keller
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calf of a tree.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
What better way to share my work and photo’s with family, friends and everyone else than to take my photo put a quote from a famous person or out of a book on it.
The photo’s I use is my own took it traveling through South Africa and hope to do allot more traveling in the future. Some towns I visit more than others, but you never get the same photo twice…
The quotes I use are from different books, the internet and some will be my own…