Good morning: 11 September 2021

Good morning everyone,

Hope everyone is still doing well and in good health.

I can’t believe it has been 20 years since the world watched as two plains crashed into twin towers. This event shook the world.

I remember it as clear as daylight. We visited on a farm in Touws River when it happened. I was busy changing Lian’s nappy, he was only 1 month old and Armand was sitting in front of the tv playing with his toys. I heard the auntie yell, OH NO, and I thought Armand broke something. I ran to see what happened and saw the smoke coming out of the buildings on tv. Armand just kept on playing with his toys.

My heart goes out to all the people who lost a loved one that day. Also to all the rescue workers who had to do rescues and recoveries. It could not have been easy on them.

It is cool this morning and I am posting from bed. Willow is sleeping beside me. She looks so innocent…

According to the weather forecast we are having a lovely cloudy Spring day with a maximum temperature of 19°C.

I don’t have anything planned for today. I feel a bit tired and light-headed and yesterday my nose started running again. Will have to tie it down…. 🤧

I am busy whatching videos by Thomas Heaton and is learning a lot. To be a landscape photographer is not that easy and it takes planning and lots of patience and commitment. Early mornings and late nights… I look forward to getting out there and capture some beautiful landscapes. I will have to get use to always use my tripod, shutter release cable, focus manually and use filters and polarizer s when necessary.

Well I think that’s it for now.

Have a fabulous day everyone. Talk to you again soon….

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗


Willow Shenanigans: 3 September 2021

Willow loves playing outside and with winter nearly finished I am looking forward to playing with her in the garden or what is left of it anyway. Willow has been digging all over the. The lawn has a lot of sandpits now. I try to take her for walks whenever we have a nice day.

Something got her attention….
If nobody wants to play with me I’ll play with myself….
Love playing with her rope toy.
Is this better mommy?
Willow locked inside so that I can sweep the passage.
Mommy can I please come outside I want to play ball

Photos taken on 9 June 2021

Thank you for visiting with me and Willow.

Have a fantastic week.

Coreen & Willow🐾

Willow keeping me company….

I am sleeping the day away. Willow is by my side most of the time and every now and again she will lick my hand.

I don’t think she likes it that I am sleeping all the time.

Willow Shenanigans: 27 August 2021

Willow love her stuffed animals. Well they were stuffed at the time the photos was taken. I had to take out the stuffing so that she don’t eat it. I don’t want her to get sick.

She really likes her unstuffed giraffe. When she gets excited she will go look for it and start throwing it in the air. She also use it as payment for treats…. When I am busy working and she want treats she will throw the giraffe on my lap or put it on my desk and then she will look in the direction of the treats.

This is how her stuff toys look like now.

Her first stuff toy still has his filling
Her second stuff toy she chose this one herself has a arm, two eyes and stuffing that is missing. I tried to repair it…
Her third stuff toy she also chose this one. It is the other lions twin. Well he lost his stuffing and eye.

Photos taken on 9 June 2021

Thank you for visiting with me and Willow.

Have a fantastic week.

Coreen & Willow🐾

Hurricane Willow Struck again…

Willow Shenanigans: 20 August 2021

When you go outside in the morning and found that a mini hurricane with the name of Willow hit your garden the previous evening…

Even if you take her for walks, play with her and give her tons of affection and treats she still has to be naughty. I did found that the days we went out for walks that evening she goes into destructive mode.

Photos taken on 9 June 2021

Hurricane Willow struck again….
“I wonder what happened here mommy…..”
“I wonder what happened here mommy sniff sniff don’t smell anything weird…..”
“Before mom realize it was me, I better distract her.”
Running around like a mad dog with her stuffed lion.
“Look mommy the hurricane did not blow away my lion.”

Thank you for visiting with me and Willow.

Have a fantastic week.

Coreen & Willow🐾

Willow Shenanigans: 14 August 2021

Good morning all my human friends,

Mom took me to Sonstraaldam again this morning. I had such a lovely walk.

In the beginning I did not want to listen to mom. There was so many new smells I just had to chase and smell them all. But I soon realized that if I do not stop pulling mom is going to take me to the car and then we are going home. She told me so.

We had such a great time walking today. George the Cocker Spaniel and his sister was also there. They had another furry dog with them who kept barking at me in her high pitch voice. It was so annoying I could not hear a word George said. I do hope we see George and his mom again sometime.

On our second round around the dam mom stopped a lot to take photos so that I can show you how beautiful it is. I had such a good time that when we had to come home I did not want to get in the car. Mom said if I don’t get in she is not bringing me to the dam anymore. So I got in, I will miss all the Ducks, Geese, Guineafowl and the friends I meet along the walk.

I am going to miss our walks next week when mom and Granddad goes away to take photos and look at the flowers.

Mommy uploaded some of the photos she took with her cellphone. I was a good girl when mom took her photos I sat patiently and wait for her to finish. One of these days mommy can bring her big camera and take even more beautiful photos.

That’s it for now friends. Mommy wants to edit some photos. I am so tired of all the exercise I am going to take a nap.

Bye for now…

Willow 🐾

Willow Shenanigans: 13 August 2021

We have not taken that many photos the past month. It was raining a lot and we did not play outside that much. I hope to take much more photos with my camera of Willow when the days get warmer and we spend some more time outdoors. At the moment most of the photos of Willow is taken with my cellphone.

At the moment I try to take Willow out on drives and we go to Sonstraaldam and walk around the dam a few times.

She loves to go for drives, I cannot open the car door when she is around she gets in and it is a struggle to get her out.

These photos was taken with my cellphone.

Sniff sniff… Mom went shopping without me. I smell treats….
Who went with her…. OOOh I smell Grandpa….
Maybe if I am good she will take me for a drive….
Weekly outing to Sonstraaldam….
I am so curious….
Okay mommy we can go home now. I am tired…

Photos taken on 13 June 2021

Thank you for visiting with me and Willow.

Have a fantastic week.

Coreen & Willow🐾

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 Shenanigans: 6 August 2021

Good day friends,

Nicky came to visit for the school holidays and she and Willow hit it of from the start. Both of them have a never ending supply of energy.

Photos taken on 9 July 2021

Thank you for visiting with me and Willow.

Have a fantastic week.

Coreen & Willow🐾