A Misty Table View in March….

Even when it is misty the beach is still a beautiful place to spend some time.

When we got to Table View one could hardly see the Mountain, but that changed after a while and we had clear blue skies…

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“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Quick photo stop at Vygeboomdam

During school holidays my boyfriends daughter come visit us. I always try to take her out at least twice a week.

Although I have alot of editing work waiting at home I also take my camera with and well you guessed it make some more edit work for myself. But it is worth it. To see her running around, exploring and when she sees something the way her little face lit up is priceless…

Vygeboomdam is not that big and although the sign says no fishing the people don’t care they do just as they please… It is no wonder there were only a handful of ducks to see.

It is no wonder they say humans are the most dangerous animals on earth. Some humans have only their own interest at heart and do not think how their actions impacts nature around them.

Emotional Rollercoaster…

This morning I am on a emotional roller-coaster. I have mixed feelings about everything and that is just confusing. Let me explain…

I feel depressed because….

For those who follow me will know that I was not that active on WordPress for nearly 4 years maybe more and only started posting again on a regular basis about a month ago… Alot happened in my life and somehow I lost my spark got it back and lost it again… Trying to keep everyone happy and in the process neglected myself and my photography business… Now I am trying to get back into things but I took myself out of the game….

I am looking for work as a photographer, freelance or permanent but my 10 years of experience in photography does not count without the proper papers to back me up. I am a self taught photographer and spend many hours on the internet working through different photography sites and tutorials trying to better myself. I invested in online workshops that I go through on regular basis to refresh my memory. Still not good enough. At age 45 I must go and study so that I can provide a piece of paper to say that I can take photo’s….

So in January 2020 I will enroll for a photography course and this is made possible by my father who will be sponsoring me.

On the other hand I feel Happy and Blessed.

I feel happy that I can share my work with you and that when the boys were growing up I could spend time with them because I worked from home.

I am blessed with a talent and it would not be right if I keep my work to myself… I have thousands of photos on my computer and external hard drives that must still be edited and shared with the world.

I feel stressed because I need to get a income. I am busy working through my nature photo’s. I would like to sell them and earn some money with them. Then the critic in me comes out and I don’t think my work is good enough to sell… Like I said I am on a rollercoaster ride this morning….

When I went through my photos this morning to see what I wanted to post I saw these ones of some Pekin Ducks. It looks like they are smiling all the time. Happy and content with their lives.

Funny enough it made me feel better. That is why I decided to share them with you today. They lifted my spirit a bit….

Even though I am on this rollercoaster I know it will come to an end and I will look back on this morning and smile and be happy and content just like a Pekin Duck.

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

“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney

Egyptian Geese: Part 3/3

Here is the last of the series of photos on Egyptian Geese taken at Sonstraaldam in Durbanville.

Hope you have a lovely day….

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

“If you can dream it you can do it.”

My photo someone’s qoute…

Dare to live the live you’ve always wanted.

Have a Blessed Friday.

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

“If you can dream it you can do it….”

Egyptian Geese: Part 2/3

Just a few photos taken of the Egyptian Geese at Sonstraaldam.

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If you can dream it you can do it.

Egyptian Geese: Part 1:3

In March I took my boyfriends daughters to one of our local picnic spots for the morning.

Sonstraal dam is one of our favorite places to go and it is free. You can walk around the pond and get in some exercise too. During the week it is not that busy. Mostly moms with young children and strolers walking around the pond and feeding the ducks.

In the past there was a wide range of ducks and geese to be found. I have noticed that the number of Egyptian Geese have increased over the past 2 years and some of the others has either moved away due to the drought we had or have died.

I will be going back there again in the next 2 months. I just hope I see more of the other duck species again.

Here is a few of my photos of the Egyptian Geese. Will post more in my next post.

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If you can dream it you can do it…

Not saying much Tuesday….

Franklin on the lookout….

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Big birds, big eggs and childhood memories…..

Ostriches are very big birds that can’t fly…. But oh my word they can run very fast and they lay very big eggs….

I used to love to listen to the stories my mother told me about her childhood vacations on the Ostrich farm were her grandparents stayed. She told me how she and her nephew use to go play in the Ostrich penns. They were not aware that it was breeding season and got to close to the eggs. Mom told us that she never knew she can run that fast or jump over the fence….

When I was about 10 years old my parents took us to Oudtshoorn known for all it’s Ostrich farms. My mom also showed us were she spent her school holidays. I remembered that holiday as if it was yesterday. Sitting on the back of that big bird and feeding it. I found it very interesting that Ostriches eats stones well everything they can swallow to be honest. They really like shiny things too.

Ostrich eggs are very big and srong. One can stand on it and it won’t break. I would never believed it but I saw it with my own two eyes. One Ostrich egg equals 24 eggs and it is a taste to get use to. I personally love it especially when you make omelettes of it.

While visiting the Westcoast National Park last year for the first time I had the opportunity to take some awesome photo’s of the Ostriches in a field of yellow flowers.

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If you can dream it you can do it…..

Playing hide and seek…

Tortoises are more visible these days in The Westcoast National Park. Maybe it is just because they have grown and are bigger so one sees them better….

I was very lucky this time around they did not all head for the bushes when I got out to take some photo’s of the.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a Blessed day.

If you can dream it you can do it….