52 Pick Up: Peace

52 Pick Up – Peace: Finding Satisfaction

Suddenly I want to  show peace:

Finding Satisfaction.

Yesterday and today were really depressing days.

A lot of things happened that drove me to tears.

It is 4:30pm and I made a fresh cup of tea.

I saw the shadow of my best friend

THE KERERU  or

Wood pigeon.

Took some photos and found satisfaction in taking them.

This is just to show how near he was sitting to me.

I zoomed in

New Zealand’s native pigeon, also known as kererū, kūkū and kūkupa and wood pigeon, is the only disperser of large fruits, such as those of karaka and taraire, we have. The disappearance of the kererū would be a disaster for the regeneration of our native forests.

The kererū is a large bird with irridescent green and bronze feathers on its head and a smart white vest. The noisy beat of its wings is a distinctive sound in our forests. The pigeon is found in most lowland native forests of the North, South and Stewart/Rakiura islands and many of their neighbouring islands.http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/nz-pigeon-kereru/

I also took some photos of my first flowers

And last but not the least

A photo of Trompie.

52 Pick Up: Week 34 Water

 

While I am “working” with water photos I may as well pull it through to my other posts as well for this week.

The theme for 52 Pick Up week 34 is                                WATER

The following photos were taken in Zimbabwe 2010

Water bath for birds.

Swimming pool for human beings.

And then the mighty Victoria Waterfall

This is a mighty stream of water!

Should you wish to join me in this challenge, here are the rules:

  1. The theme begins on Sunday and at least one image on the theme must be posted by the following Saturday.
  2. Images can be captured on my Digital SLR, point-and-shoot or even the phone on my camera.
  3. Each image must be taken during the theme week. No scrounging back through last year’s photos for “a good one”. That would be cheating and the challenge is about taking new photos with new inspiration!
  4. Images are allowed to be post processed. I shoot in RAW and use Photoshop Elements 9.0 for post processing. My favourite actions come from Pure Photoshop ActionsPaint the Moon and MCP Actions. If you haven’t checked them out yet you should. They both offer freebies to give you a taste of how their products work.
Each week I will post the challenge.  If you are participating, add a link to the photo you have taken in the comment section of that post.

This Week’s Challenge

Week 33: Water

So join me each week as I continue in my photographic journey. Share a comment, your own images, or perhaps just be inspired to develop your own art of photography.

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It’s write easy

 

It’s Write Easy

July 27, 2012

Words: rain, difficulty, special day, building, theatre

Special Day

There are  hand full’s of special days in my life.

One special day I remember is when my son was born.

We did not expect to have children because we got married at a mature age. One thing we discussed ,before we got married ,was the possibility of never having children. It was not in our hands. I am so glad it just happened.

My son was born on a Sunday evening   9.30pm. This happened on August 9, 1981. I was so proud to be a mother. My husband called my parents to tell them it was a boy. My mother, who picked up the phone, could not believe that it was a boy. She asked my husband if it was a twin because it was supposed to be a girl!.

Let me quickly explain: my side of the family are all female. My father was the last male in the family. That is why my mother could not believe it is a boy .

The birth of my son is a very special day and I will always remember it.

Then there is also something special connected to the August  9. After the democratic elections in South Africa  some special days were instated. I have to thank Nelson Mandela for taking the 9th of August as a special day for women. Every year on my sons’ birthday everybody could stay home because it was Women’s Day. My son enjoyed the idea of not going to school on his birthday.

Words for quick writing: flowers, embarrassment, summer, place, happiness

FLOWERS

I love to take photos of flowers. The last two months I have been taking photos of my Cymbidium(orchid) I took photos from where the first spike started to come out. Then I kept an eye on it and took photos once a week on a Thursday. Every week I could see how it was growing. Then one evening the first flower opened and I took a photo again. Now all eight flowers are fully open.

I am so glad they all opened because orchids easily throw off their flowers or buds.

There is also a smaller second spike with only three flowers. They are also fully open now. I took a photo again this morning because the sun was shining and the flowers were in the sun inside my room. I usually like to take photos without a flash that is why it was great to have the sunlight shining on them.

 

 

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 This is no 2 of my  52 Pick up – flowers

 

 

52 Pick Up: Week 27: Take a drive

52 Pick Up

This originally started out as a personal challenge, but now it is open to anyone who wishes to join in.  The name 52 Pick Up is relevant because through the challenge I hope to “pick up” my photography style and further advance my craft

Should you wish to join me in this challenge, here are the rules:

  1. The theme begins on Sunday and at least one image on the theme must be posted by the following Saturday.
  2. Images can be captured on my Digital SLR, point-and-shoot or even the phone on my camera.
  3. Each image must be taken during the theme week. No scrounging back through last year’s photos for “a good one”. That would be cheating and the challenge is about taking new photos with new inspiration!
  4. Images are allowed to be post processed. I shoot in RAW and use Photoshop Elements 9.0 for post processing. My favourite actions come from Pure Photoshop ActionsPaint the Moon and MCP Actions. If you haven’t checked them out yet you should. They both offer freebies to give you a taste of how their products work.
Each week I will post the challenge.  If you are participating, add a link to the photo you have taken in the comment section of that post.

This Week’s Challenge

Week 27: Take a Drive

So join me each week as I continue in my photographic journey. Share a comment, your own images, or perhaps just be inspired to develop your own art of photography.

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This weeks Challenge TAKE A DRIVE 

I am taking a drive down MEMORY LANE.

This is going to be a flash back to the place I grew up. After coming back from Zimbabwe in 2010 my sister and I decided that while we are near where we grew up, we might as well go and have a look at the old place.

We started our journey from Rustenburg to Hartbeespoort.

We stopped at Tan Ralie se Winkel.

We crossed the dam wall and went through the tunnel

Hartbeespoort is a real holiday town.

Then off we went to Hennops River.

This is where I was a teacher my first 4 years

It is still a 4 teacher  school and still looks the same.

Still dirt road as always. We lived here from 1960 to 1980

Our old drive in gate has changed> We could not go in.

We only had a glimpse of the roof from the side.

The next is very interesting. Old and new street name boards.

The old one

And the new one

The best was that our old water wind pump was still there as well as the small pump shed.

Windpomp en pomphuis.

While we were still living there it was all wide open spaces. No walls only fences around the pieces of farm land.

This was a very sentimental journey we had down memory lane.