Patensie …

Want to know where oranges are grown here in South Africa? …here in the agricultural town of Pantensie …where everything is centered around the cultivation of citrus … We left to mid-morning Sunday to meet friends that had a wonderful secret to share with us …I had never been to Pantensie previously …so chomping at the […]

The Mother City – Capetown

On this South African wintery day, when the wind blows cold and deary, ushering in much needed rain …I sit at my desk with the heater as close as I can get without burning a hole in my sweater … and warm my heart with memories of a more amiable time of a visit to […]

Flying Free …

“If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird This is difficult writing …my diagnosis of having ADHD … I started therapy for support […]

And Not An Elephant In Sight

An elephant park should have elephants…and they really can’t be missed. Not a one in sight this particular day…but lots of birds…Mr. P…my avid birder husband incredibly happy and we really didn’t mind the absence of the mammoth pachyderms that the park was named after…Addo Elephant Park Addo is a short journey we randomly make […]

Setting a Mountain Top Goal…A Master Photographer

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie How do YOU define success…which achievements would make you sing with joy…it is as different for every person as there are stars in the sky…? what goals do you want to really go […]

A Place that Time Forgot

In the heart of the sizzling arid Karoo lies a small quaint village…Nieu-Bethesda…A little artist town with dusty untarred roads…approximately 50K (31 miles) from the town of Graaff-Reinet… Karoo…not a Kangaroos in sight…maybe a herd of  Springbok or the ever present dorper sheep with their distinctive black heads…a mountain tortoise crossing the road…now and then…clean […]

South African Black Ostrich…

The (Struthio camelus domesticus), the black necked ostrich, Cape Ostrich or Southern ostrich…although only the males have the bold black-and-white coloring that they use to attract females…Females, on the other hand, are a drab light brown… A simple elegant wedding in a family member’s house at the Cape…a rainy weekend that turned into the most “perfect” […]

Delightful Disappointment

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. ” ― Ansel Adams Sometimes it is just best to enjoy the moments…when everything seems to be failing…falling apart and nothing seems to be cooperating with your agenda…find some pleasure in what is and let it wash away every drop of […]

Misty Morning

“Life is foggy; always try to see what lies behind the fog!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan That dream-like state…you know you’re awake but then maybe not…the path is a little unclear and the mind feels dull and full of cobwebs…the days feel like you’ve been holding your breath because you forgot to breathe…and you might pass […]

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