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April 26th, 2016 | Other,Personal,Shoots,Travel | Subcribe to RSS

The last 3-4 weeks was the busiest time of my year. Editing, blogging, planning, traveling for work, shooting. As I was editing today, I felt a little bit nostalgic. I’m not sure where it came from, but something in the air reminded me of being a little kid on our Overberg farm. My life consisted out of my family, the animals and finding something creative to do. I felt like running to my mom for a hug and playing outside with Zobo our family dog: big and furry with a gentle heart – a cross between a St Bernard and a Collie.

Scrolling through my images on my phone, I was reminded of SO much beauty I experienced the last few weeks. They are not only phone images, but reminders of why I love what I do and that I see mostly with my heart. And that we live in an amazingly beautiful country. :) My heart overflows.

“He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.”

Verse 7  from the song, All things bright and beautiful.

3 weekends ago: Clarens

Theresa (my assistant) and I flew to Johannesburg, rented a car and drove to Clarens in the Freestate:

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These 2… <3

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Outside our house in Clarens.

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The view from our Log cottage, Golden Gate Highlands Mountain Retreat, (A MUST if you go to that area!)

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Waking up view:

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Climing up the mountain behind our cabin. The view and animals we saw were spectacular. (Theresa ran up the mountain. I’ve NEVER seen anyone that fit.)

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Takeaway coffee

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2 weekends ago: Stellenbosch Home

My mom decided to come visit all the way from Beaufort West. Even though she knew I would either be shooting or editing the entire time she still came. She is a safe place for me and as a bonus, I got some mommy-hugs.

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Misty morning run

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Changing seasons

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1 weekend ago: Koue Bokkeveld

Mariette (I was lucky enough to have her as my assistant for the weekend) and I drove to the Koue Bokkeveld for an amazing wedding.

Bains Kloof Pass. Magical!

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Filling my drinking bottle with fresh water from the mountain:

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Finding a jewel of a second hand shop in Ceres. (next to Die Pink Lady- cannot remember the name. Can anyone help?)

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Katbakkiespas

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Kagga Kamma morning walk. <3

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Bushmen art:

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The perfect spot to eat naartjies.

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Stormy weather between Prince Alfred Hamlet and Ceres

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…not the end…

(:

let me know what you think

  • Louella
    April 27th, 20168:59 am

    Asemrowende fotos – van jou mooistes nog ooit!

  • Kim
    April 27th, 201611:33 am

    Dit is vir my soooo mooi. A glimpse into the adventures of Lizelle ;)

  • Mia
    April 27th, 201611:36 am

    Zel, dankie dat jy die mooi in jou hart, so fyntjies met ons kom deel. Dit spring direk van jou binnekant na ons s’n, sonder enige inmeng of verwatering. So baie beeldskone dinge in en om ons, en jy is een daarvan. Applous!

  • Selma
    April 27th, 20163:10 pm

    Always lovely to see natural beauty through the eyes of an artist. Awesome shots Lizelle!

  • Juné Joubert
    April 28th, 20161:37 pm

    ah zel. onsettend mooi. gesê. gedoen. geneem. lief jou tonne. ons land is mooi.

  • Driver
    May 2nd, 20164:22 pm

    Weer, weer!

  • ileana
    May 2nd, 20166:43 pm

    So mooi, altyd lekker om te kyk na jou blog en mooi fotos. Baie liefde xx

  • Este
    May 6th, 201612:38 pm

    Pragtige foto’s Lizelle veral die Vrystaat-foto’s! ;-) Daardie beskrywing van toe jy nog ‘n kind was – ek noem dit my boomhuis-roomys dae! Take me back!

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  • Terina
    August 24th, 201612:51 pm

    SHOE SHOEEEEE!! Dis SO mooi!! WOW!! :)