Sonstraaldam~ White Pekin Duck #1

White Pekin Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ Red-Knobbed Coot #1

Red Knobbed Coot, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #1

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller“

Unknown

A quick visit to Sonstraaldam: 12 August 2021

Good day everyone,

Willow and I went for a walk around Sonstraaldam this morning. We went around 4 times and not 2 as usual.

Today she met two old Cocker Spaniels. The owner and I talked a bit and she noticed that Willow has a lot of energy even though we went around twice already. She gave me some advice and I am going to try it. I must excerise her twice a day 30 minutes each. I can do that. We will both get fit when I run up and down our cul de sac.

Can we go home now mom?

We are home now and Willow is really tired.

Well that is it for now friends, have a wonderful day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug from us…

Coreen and Willow 🐾

Willow took me for a walk this morning…

This morning Willow did not want to get up. But when I took my buff she was of the bed tail wagging. She knew something was going to happen.

When I took the car keys and her leash she did not run around like two days ago. I think she learned her lesson if she don’t sit so that I can put her leash on she stays home and I go out without her. This morning she came and sit infront of me so that I could put on her leash.

She ran to the car and when I opened the door she was inside.

It was a beautiful morning and we encounter a few dog walkers this morning. Willow took me for a walk this morning. My arm is still sore from the vaccination yesterday. Later Willow slowed down, and we both enjoyed a casual walk the second time around the dam.

Must I get up Mom🥱
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam
Walking around Sonstraaldam

🐾🦮 Have a lovely day.

Landscape Photography: Dawn at Sonstraaldam #001

Dawn at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2021.07.18)

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my work.

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with happy memories.

Live your life to the fullest, be grateful and remember dreams do come true. You must just believe.

Coreen

Willow’s first visit to Sonstraaldam: 17 July 2021

I promised Willow yesterday that we would go for a walk this morning. I am not sure if Willow can understand me, but I think she remembered my promise to her.

At first I just wanted to walk around the neighborhood but then I decided against it. I got her leash and car keys. Normally she runs around and make a game of putting on her training collar and leash, not this morning she came and sat in front of me and her tail was sweeping the floor of excitement.

I drove to Sonstraaldam a place where I love to take photos. This morning it was just me, Willow and my cellphone. Willow first needs to get familiar with the places I like to take photos. This will mean that we will visit there a few times before I take my camera with. I am going to be honest it is hell not to have my camera there, and I see all these amazing shots I miss. But I think it is also important that Willow learn and get exposed to all the new scents and sounds.

The dam will be there tomorrow and I will get amazing shots then.

Willow sniffed and ran and pulled and sniffed the whole time. We went around the dam twice. The first time was so that she can sniff and smell everything. The second time was much more relaxed although she still sniffed a lot she did not pull as much.

I was very surprised that she did not run after the geese. She did want to chase the Guineafowl. But I pulled her back and told her not to. I will never get in a bird shot again if I teach her to chase the birds.

We also socialized with a French poodle and a big White Swiss Shephard. Willow enjoyed this and I wish we are at a stage where I can take of her leash too so that she can go play. We will get there I know and I know it will take some time.

Willow sniffing and taking in all the different scents. Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Willow taking in the views… Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Egyptian Goose and her chicks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Egyptian Goose and her chicks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Egyptian Goose and her chicks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Egyptian Goose and her chicks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Helmeted Guineafowl,Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Helmeted Guineafowl,Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Helmeted Guineafowl,Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Love how peaceful it looks. Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Beautiful views at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Sniff sniff…. Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
What’s that? Willow at Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa
Taking a short break to process all the different scents. Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa

Thank you for joining us on our walk around the dam. Willow says she is very tired now and is going to sleep the rest of the day.

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen and Willow🐾

White Pekin Ducks at Sonstraaldam: Part 1

White Pekin Duck
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Ducks
White Pekin Duck
White Pekin Duck

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Till next time, stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Red Knobbed Coots at Sonstraaldam: Part 1

Busy catching up on my editing.

Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my work.
Till next time, stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Wordless Wednesday: 22 July 2020