My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 23/52

Elephants drinking, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

“If we couldn’t  laugh we would all go insane.” Robert Frost

Potsberg Private Nature Reserve, West Coast National Park, West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Happiness is a state of mind not what’s in your wallet.” Byron Pulsifer

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State, South Africa, 2012

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

Potsberg Private Nature Reserve, West Coast National Park, West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“If daily you feel a sense of gratitude for the blessings of this life it will be a cushion & buffer when challenges arise.” Rose W-T

On route to Bloemfontein, Groot Karroo, South Africa, 2012

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a wife, a friend, a child, or a parent.” Barbara Bush

African Daisy, West Coast National Park, South Africa, 2012

“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark somber skies  blanket our thoughts.”  Dodinsky

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 20/52

Zebra, Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley

Table Mountain from Blaauwberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

” Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.” William Osler

Geese, Benoni, Country View, Gauteng, South Africa

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.”  Anthony Robbins

Ground Squirrel, Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.”  Wally Amos

Karroo, South Africa

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Mahummad Ali

Springbok, Mountain Zebra Mountain Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“The true test in life does not occur when all is going well.  The true test takes place when we are faced with challenges.” Catherine Pulsifer

Orange River, Free State, South Africa

“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Joseph Addison

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 18/52

Alpine Heath, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2012

 

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” W. Clement Stone

Mountain National Zebra Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2012

“Count your joys instead of  your woes. Count your friends instead of your foes.” Irish Proverb

Mountain National Zebra Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” Serbian Proverb

Sandbaai, Hermanus, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Honor your challenges, for those spaces that you label as dark are actually there to bring you more light, to strengthen you.” Sanaya Roman

On route to Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Whatever has happened to you in the your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.” Oprah Winfrey

Mountain National Zebra Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated, no matter how trying our circumstances.” Daisaku Ikeda

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/94

My photo of the day for  3 July 2012 was the mountains at Alpine Heath at sunrise. It looked absolutely stunning.

I woke up at 6 O’Clock that morning and waited for Ronald’s alarm to go off. After snoozing a bit I got dressed and went outside to see what activity there is in the early morning. Not much I must add. I think all the animals and birds were waiting for the sun’s warm rays to give some heat. It was freezing outside.

The warm rays of the sun surely help to highlight the red colour of the mountains. I took a few experimental photo’s also but will share that at a later stage.

Warm rays of the sun against the mountain slopes.
Mountains at Alpine Heath in Black & White

 

A unplanned Sunday afternoon drive…

Today hubby suggested that we take our car for a drive to charge the battery.  The first thing that  I grabbed was my camera.  I got my photo of the day that I already shared with you.

All the photo’s was taken at one spot. Hubby stopped at the Antique Tractor on the R304 a spot well known to us.  We were practicing for the Argus Cycle tour one year when our tandem got a flat just there….

So I decided to take some photo’s of the tractor that from the outside looked like it was standing on the wall. I took photo’s from different angles and then I saw the gate was open I walked inside and took a photo of the tractor on pillars…

Antique Tractor
Antique Tractor in Sepia
Antique tractor
Antique tractor on pillars

Outside the gate of the Antique Tractor a mother and her little daughter were sitting.  She laughed at hubby sitting in the car, but she would not even give me a little smile.  I took some photo’s of her but she just looked at me emotionless. I wonder what went through that little head.  Mental note to self. Always keep some sweets in the car maybe I’ll be lucky and get a smile next time…

What are you looking at?
Black & White portrait of a little girl
Hiding behind mommy…

Here are some landscape photo’s.

Stellenbosch  Wine farm with Mountains in Background
Stellenbosh farm with Snow topped Ceres Mountains in Background

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/71

After having some car trouble this week and the fact that the battery went flat hubby jumped started the car and we went for a drive. I took my camera with just in case I see something that I would like to share with you all.

When I saw the snow on the mountains my mind was made up. I want do share a landscape photo with you all today.

A Stellenbosch farm with the snowy topped Ceres mountains in the background
Snowy Tops of Ceres Mountains in the far… Black & White Photography
Snowy topped Ceres Mountains