Monday, January 26, 2015


"Celebrate what's right with the world" with your photography says Dewitt Jones.
Such a simple but powerful message I keep in mind when walking with my camera. This morning, the reflections of the brightly lit vegetation and blue sky in the water over the cascades of the Eerste River took my breath away. They somehow remind me of the richness of peacock feathers in their colours and intricate patterns. The mood of the water flowing over rocks still in the shade had me riveted for a long time as I sat on a rock in the middle of the stream absorbing this peaceful start of the day.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


in Jonkershoek, learning to use my new little Canon G16 makes me see the very familiar road with new eyes. The path winding along is still in the shade, the gold light starting to filter through the leaves makes me feel good. There is a paradigm shift as even the previously ignored sights take on an exotic flair. The bend in the river holds my attention as sunbeams dance in the mist and the roots of trees make perfect mirror reflections in tranquil pools of water. I walk along greeting some friends on their bikes reveling in the privilege I have to regard all this as an extension of my garden!