Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #3

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

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi Male Mallard Duck #2

Juvi Male Mallard Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”

Manoj Arora

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #3

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”

Unknown

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi Male Mallard Duck #1

Juvi Male Mallard Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”

Manoj Arora

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #2

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”

Unknown

Sonstraaldam~ Blacksmith Lapwing #2

Blacksmith Lapwing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.”

Antonio Damasio

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #2

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

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #1

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”

Unknown

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi and Adult Blacksmith Lapwing #1

Juvi and Adult Blacksmith Lapwing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.”

Antonio Damasio

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