Good day everyone,
Yesterday, I visited my best friend, Renate. We had a lovely time.
Renate has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, she reminds me every day that our health is a gift and we must not take it for granted. She inspires me and she said something yesterday that made me admire her even more.
A big percentage of people our age who as EDS are in wheelchairs, and she will fight that tooth and nail as long as she can. Over the last year I have learned that all your plans can go out of the window within a few seconds. Renate is also a keen hobby photographer and has not used her camera for a few years.
I have my Botanical Society membership and I can take a guest with me any time I visit. Yesterday I told Renate that I would like to visit the gardens at least once a month from now on and, if she feels up to it, I will take her with me and we can explore and capture the gardens together.
We could not decide what to eat and ended up having a light lunch. We had Hake Nuggets, Creamy Mash and a fresh salad with Radish, Beetroot, Carrot, Cucumber and salad greens.
Oh, my word people, I cannot emphasize enough how I missed South African cuisine. Our food has flavor, texture, and it is a feast to look at. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my time in the United States, but the food there is something to get used to.
The flowers in the garden are so beautiful and I can’t wait to visit the garden again within the next few weeks.
After a lovely visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, we headed back to my friend’s apartment and I did a small photoshoot with Yodel and Voltaire. Yodel is so use to being photographed by me that when I took my camera out, she came out under the table and sat patiently waiting for me to take her photos.
Voltaire on the other hand is not used to the camera and it took him a while to warm up to the camera. Who knows, next time he will also pose for some photos.
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I wish you a fantastic weekend. Keep safe till next time.
PS. I am busy saving for a few upcoming Landscape Photography Trips to Scotland, and Namibia, a few road trips in the USA, including Route 66, and a few local National Parks and Botanical gardens in South Africa. The most important trip is honoring my promise to Dad to return to Scotland and capture the beautiful landscapes and Puffins. Your help to make these trips a reality would be much appreciated in today’s economy.
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