Wet second day of spring…

It’s raining cats and dogs outside on this lazy Sunday afternoon.

I wanted to work on my website, but my boyfriend and I decided to take it easy today. Need to rest up for the busy week ahead.

Taken with my Huawei P10

Photo’s taken in 2015 in my garden…. Part 1

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After my mother’s passing and the start of my divorce proceedings I have not really been in the mood to blog and take photo’s. I had my moments when I got my spark back but then something would remind me of something that happened and I am back to square one. It was like everything was getting to much and I went into survival mode. I started focusing on myself, the boys,  my dad and our home.

In the meanwhile my Canon 7D’s Dial button broke and I lost my AV and TV settings then the light sensor started giving me problems and that put extra stress on me…  As soon as I move into a dark area or shady area the camera will not focus at all and when I press the shutter button nothing happend. I had to switch the camera off and on after every photo taken. When I was in bright light I had no problems… I had a few shoots over the past few months and with God’s help everything went smoothly. I learned a very big lesson that you must trust in God and ask Him to bless the shoot and to please make sure that everything works… He did not disappoint me… I am happy to say that God was looking out for me and a week ago I upgraded to my Canon 7D Mark II.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting all my work done in 2015 and hopefully I’ll be up to date soon.

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 15

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Babiana, Bobbejaantjie
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Babiana, Bobbejaantjie
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Kraalbaai
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Kraalbaai
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Kraalbaai
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Kraalbaai
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Limonium, Sea-Pink, Papierblom
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Limonium, Sea-Pink, Papierblom
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Bontebok
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Bontebok

 

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 14

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 13

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Blue Wildebeest
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Blue Wildebeest
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Blue Wildebeest
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Common Eland
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Common Eland

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 12

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Fruits of the Sand Lily (Veltheimia capensis)
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Pelargonium longicaule, Malva
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Arctotis, Gousblom
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Lessertia rigida, Balloon Pea, Blaasertjie
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Cotula turbinata,Buttons, Knoppies, Kleingansdons
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Trachyandra revoluta,Veldkool
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Trachyandra revoluta, Veldkool
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Lamranthus aurantiacus, Vygie

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 11

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

 

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Osteospermum, Boneseed, Bietou
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Osteospermum, Boneseed, Bietou
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Indigofera, Indigo, Lewertjie
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Indigofera, Indigo, Lewertjie
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Dorontheanthus, Bokbaaivygie
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Romulea hirsuta, Pienk Froetang
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Nemesia affinis, Leeubekkie
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Diascia capensis,Cape Twinspur
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Rumex sagittatus

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 10

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Spiloxene, Cape Star, Sterretjie
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Felicia, Astertjie, Bloublommetjie
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Babiana nana, Bobbejaantjie
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Zantedeschia, Arum Lily, Varklelie
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Zantedeschia, Arum Lily, Varklelie
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Solanum, Nightshade, Bitterappel
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Solanum, Nightshade, Bitterappel
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Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Marguerite,Magriet, Reënblommetjie
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Senecio sarcoides, Groundsel, Hongerblom
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Polygala myrtifolia, Butterfly bush, Ertjiebos, Septemberbos

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 9

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Heliophila coronopifolia, Sunflax, Sporrie
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Spiloxene, Cape star, Sterretjie
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Spiloxene, Cape star, Sterretjie
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Lessertia, Balloon Pea, Blaasertjie, Kankerbos
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Chasmanthe, Cobra Lily, Piempiempie
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Chasmanthe, Cobra Lily, Piempiempie

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 8

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Moraea fugax, Soetuintjie
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Oxalis purpurea, Grand duchess sorrel,Suring
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Heliophila coronopifolia, Sunflax, Sporrie
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Moraea minor, Kleintulp
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Babiana nana, Bobbejaantjie
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Oxalis pes-caprae, Geelsuring
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Geelsuring (Oxalis pes-caprae); Sporrie (Heliophila coronopifolia); White rain daisy (Dimorphotheca pluvialis); Magriet (Ursinia anthemoides)
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Pelargonium, Malva
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Wachendorfia paniculata, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol

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